Our Interns

Spring 2022

Better Evidence Project, Executive Director, Jeff Helsing

Joanne Nasr

 

Biography

Joanne Nasr is a junior at George Mason University. She is studying at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a concentration in Interpersonal Dynamics. Given Nasr’s background, she has an interest in researching conflicts in the MENA region, specifically identity clashes in the Levant. Outside of school, Joanne enjoys winter sports, photography, and studying music. 

Shayla Gibson, Office Administrator for the Better Evidence Project

Rehana Paul

 

Biography

Rehana Paul is a junior at American University studying international relations. She is interested in pursuing a career in counterterrorism and countering violent extremism with a focus on diplomatic communications. Currently, she works as the editor-in-chief of Overachiever Media, a digital media platform for Asian women and non-binary people. Rehana has assisted with and published research on topics ranging from abortion policy to authoritarianism to post-colonialist international relations theory. 

Shayla Gibson, Office Administrator for the Better Evidence Project

Isabella Cuevas

 

Biography

Isabella Cuevas is an international student at George Mason University majoring in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her concentrations are Justice & Reconciliation and Political & Social Action. She is minoring in Social Justice and Human Rights. As a native Columbian, she is deeply passionate about  learning of the current initiatives and efforts that contribute to alleviating wars, aiding victims of violence, and actively supports endeavors to raise awareness of ongoing conflicts and actions needed to achieve peace. 

Shayla Gibson, Office Administrator for the Better Evidence Project

Abigail Herrada

 

Biography

Abigail Herrada is a senior at a project based high school in Arlington, Virginia. She will attend William & Mary (class of 2026) to pursue a career in International Development focusing on justice and equity. Whenever she gets the chance, she travels. Whether in Colombia, Vietnam, or Turkmenistan, she’s learned that listening to people’s stories is the best way to work towards sustainable solutions. Abigail’s passion is building a future where all people are acknowledged, honored, and valued. 

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