Ahva Sadeghi, first generation Iranian American, is a Masters Candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) researching human rights and economic sanctions. At LSE, Ahva serves as president of the MSc Human Rights Committee. Ahva has contributed to research on the 2015 Human Rights Report on the Middle East and 2014 Trafficking In Persons Report. In May 2015, she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law at the University of Arizona as the Outstanding Senior from the Honors College. At UA, Ahva was extremely active in founding the first human rights student organization and enjoyed playing cello in the philharmonic orchestra. She plans to pursue law school upon completing her masters to become an international human rights attorney.
Updated May 2016
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