Careers in Washington, DC

Thu February 24th 2022, 4:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Program in International Relations
Stanford Global Studies Division

This year, Stanford Global Studies is holding a series of career development workshops for Stanford students. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with Stanford alumni who will discuss how their academic backgrounds are relevant to their current work and provide tips on how to pursue a career in Washington, DC.

This event is limited to Stanford students. RSVP is required.

Register here.


Audrey Huynh (International Relations and Human Rights, '19) is a legislative aide and correspondent in the United States Senate, where she works for the Democratic staff leading comprehensive immigration reform. Prior to her current position, Audrey worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff on federal immigration policy, tech policy, and judicial nominations. Before moving to Congress, Audrey was a 2019-2020 John Gardner Public Service Fellow at the Capital Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, where she provided direct legal services for detained immigrant adults and children, supported CAIR Coalition’s strategic impact litigation as part of their Immigration Impact Lab, and coordinated the organization’s Government Rules and Comments Committee. Audrey has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa, Justice Center Hong Kong, and the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. Audrey graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in International Relations and Human Rights.

Erika Nguyen (International Relations, ’17) is the U.S.-based senior coordinator in the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where, alongside managing major divisional projects, she focuses on gender-based violence and the gendered impacts of the climate crisis. Prior to her role in the Women’s Rights Division, she worked for Human Rights Watch as the coordinator for development and outreach in Silicon Valley, where she organized and executed major fundraising events. Before joining Human Rights Watch, she interned at places such as Georgetown’s Center for International and Regional Studies in Doha, Qatar and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. Erika has a bachelor’s degree in international relations with honors from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she also co-led the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford; danced with Dv8 and the Stanford Dollies; and studied abroad at Stanford in Oxford and in Amman, Jordan.