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The Human Rights Lab is pleased to announce our Metcalf Programming Intern for the 2022-23 academic year. 

With funding from the Jeff Metcalf Intership Program, Programming Interns will assist with Human Rights Lab events, communications, and special projects throughout the academic year. We’re excited to announce our team of Metcalf Programming Intern: Annaliese Merry and Kristina Kim! 

Read more about each of our fellows and the exciting work they are doing. 

Human Rights Lab Metcalf Programming Intern | Anneliese Merry (she/her)
Anneliese Merry is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago studying English and Public Policy. Anneliese is a barista at Harper Cafe on campus, and a volunteer with the Bridge Writing Workshop where she facilitates creative writing workshops at Cook County Jail. Last year, Anneliese worked at the Illinois Prison Project, a nonprofit based in Chicago that combines lawyering, advocacy, and education to fight for the freedom of individuals incarcerated within Illinois' bloated prison system. Anneliese is also the co-president of the Phoenix Survivor's Alliance, an RSO that works to create safe community spaces for survivors of sexual violence and push for change on college campuses through symposiums, art installations, and student organizing. In her free time Anneliese loves to rock climb and read a good book! 

Human Rights Lab Metcalf Programming Intern | Kristina Kim (she/her)
Kris Kim is a writer, poet, dancer, and performer. Kris is a FGLI student born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Living in Chicago, she's worked with mutual aid initiatives, trained under racial healing circles, and written about Central Asian diaspora and the desiccation of the Aral Sea. Her writing is published in Midstory and The Foundationalist and she has performed for Luya Poetry, Korean American Story, Fuse Her Fly, and Young Chicago Authors. Kris hopes to go to law school in the future and has specific interests in immigration, housing, decarceration, and movement lawyering. Currently she is a dancer with BANG BANG! Dance Company and is the Operations and Resource Coordinator at the Chicago Poetry Center.