Intern Alumni

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2009

Anna W. Wypych

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Anna W. Wypych is a civil rights intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a senior at Northeastern Illinois University majoring in justice studies. Anna will be graduating this summer and is planning on furthering her education by going to law school, in hopes of serving her community by bringing justice back to the people. Anna has an expansive background in the justice arena from a military standpoint by serving in the U.S. Army. She hopes to use her experience and knowledge, combined with a future law degree, to better her community by having an understanding of both sections of service. Anna is a devoted wife and mother, and in her spare time loves staying active with current events, reading, traveling, and has a passion for faith and nature; most of all she loves spending time with her family.

 

Charles A. Hollins

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Charles A. Hollins is a Civil rights intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a senior biology student at Chicago State University, where he serves the President of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students. Upon graduation in the spring of 2009 Charles will be commissioned in the United States Army Reserves as a 2nd Lieutenant. Mr. Hollins plans to continue his education next fall as a graduate student in Public Health Policy. Charles chose CAIR-Chicago organization because of continued effort and commitment to providing help to those in need of help. In his spare time, Charles enjoys watching movies, reading, running and traveling

 

Sable H Tran

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Sable H Tran is a Civil Rights Intern at CAIR -Chicago. She is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is an active member devoted to the Pre-Law Society. Sable is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and English with a concentration in Race, Gender, and Sexuality. Sable enjoys volunteering at CAIR-Chicago because she is contributing to the mission of helping others. Sable's interests include African American history in literature and art and cultural diversity. Her professional interests include civil disobedience, traditional cultural studies, and communication. Sable has a strong devotion to gender and racial equality and is working to enforce those values throughout her campus. 

 

Mika Reilly

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Mika Reilly is a Law Clerk in CAIR-Chicago's Civil Rights Department for the winter of 2008 -2009. She is now in her final year of a joint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She was also involved in an exchange program with the National University of Singapore where she focused on international law. Mika is interested in human rights and the law, especially with an international perspective. Mika has lived in Chicago, Japan, New Zealand, Belize and Singapore.

 

Stephanie Bowman

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Stephanie Bowman is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago as well as the law firm Wiedner & McAuliffe, Ltd. She is a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to transferring to Kent, Stephanie attended Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR, where she was appointed Associate Editor of the Animal Law Review and received the Pro Bono Service Award for her work with victims of domestic violence through Volunteers of America Home Free Domestic Violence Intervention Services. Stephanie is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Stephanie has also served as a development officer at a religious organization and a community music school. She has a bachelors degree in Music Business from Western Illinois University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

 

Jo Ann G Lim

Civil Rights Law Clerk- Spring '09

Jo Ann G. Lim is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She is a student at DePaul College of Law, where she is a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and was a Louise Project tutor at Jones College Prep. Jo Ann graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Jo Ann is excited to be working with CAIR because of its extensive work in civil rights and its commitment to advocacy and community outreach. In her free time, Jo Ann enjoys reading, cooking, spending time outdoors, and kayaking with friends. 

 

Mehran Mohammed

Civil Rights Law Clerk - Spring '09

Mehran Mohammed is a Spring 09 intern in the Civil Rights department. He currently attends John Marshall Law School. He went to Northwestern University obtaining an Industrial Engineering and Management Science degree. Between undergrad and law school, Mehran worked as a Bonds Trader at Allston Trading. In keeping with the tradition of not working in the field studied, Mehran ultimately wants to run a charitable hedge fund. Mehran wanted to work at CAIR to give back to the community that had helped him so much. He will stay in Chicago as this is the greatest city in the world. Mehran likes to read The Economist, complain about Obama, travel abroad, and play basketball, football, and soccer. 
 

Haneen Arman

Communications Intern - Spring '09

Haneen Arman is a spring 2009 communications intern. She is currently a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is majoring in English. Haneen was inspired to work for CAIR due to it pure mission in preventing injustice towards Islam and Muslims in the media. Haneen thinks that this internship with CAIR will provide her with the strong professional skills in defense and reason that can only put her at an advantage for her desired future profession. After graduation in May 2010, Haneen plans to attend law school to become a federal/criminal lawyer.

 

Krista Shapiro

Outreach Intern - Spring '09

Krista Shapiro is a spring 2009 Public Relations intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. Krista is an active member of the Co-ed professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, where she serves as the Vice President of Alumni Relations. She has a passion for helping others and volunteering around her community. She loves living in Chicago and enjoying the lakefront whenever possible. Krista looks forward to working at CAIR-Chicago because she wants to help continue the success of this organization and help the Muslim community achieve the rights that they deserve. 

 

Charlena Cleveland

Government Affairs - Spring '09

Charlena Cleveland is a spring 2009 Government Affairs Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago and is majoring in Communication studies with a minor in International Studies and Visual Communication. In the past, she has participated in Loyolas Global Water Brigade in Honduras. Where she, and fellow students, led safety meetings about water contamination. She also gained valuable experience working abroad in Rome, Italy for four months. Charlena chose CAIR-Chicago because of the organizations commitment to justice and policy concerns. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a Masters degree in International Relations, focusing specifically on intercultural communication tactics.

 

Isna Kugshia

Communications Intern - Winter '08-'09

Isna Kugshia is a Communications Intern for the winter 2008. She is a second year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is pursuing a degree in Biology with a focus on neuroscience along with a minor in religious studies. After undergrad she plans to enter pharmacy school. Her interest in religion, and strong views on equality for American Muslims encouraged her to become an intern. Isna is eager to get a behind the scenes look at how CAIR-Chicago works to ensure that public discourse on Islam and Muslims is accurate and balanced. Isna is involved in various organizations including the Community Clinic, where she works in the Pharmacy Department.


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