The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) recognizes the invaluable role of interns. Below are current interns who have devoted their time throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are interested in applying for an internship with CIR, please visit our Internships page for more information and access to the internship application.
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nani left home at 16 to complete her high school education at the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada. Having always been passionate about human rights, Nani continued her advocacy work by creating awareness about issues such as FGM, early child marriage, honor-based violence and other women’s rights issues. Nani is currently a student at St. John’s College where she has immersed herself in the Great Books Program. She also runs the Amnesty International chapter at the school and was just appointed the Student Activist Coordinator for New Mexico. During her spare time, Nani enjoys going on road trips and reading.
She obtained a BSC in International Relations and Social Psychology from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She is interested in learning about global affairs, human rights, and how countries engage in formulating strong relations through different policies. While in Santa Fe, she hopes to become better informed on global relationships in general, the strategies implemented in building and strengthening relationships, and on human rights policies and actions. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, singing, listening to music, and researching current global issues.