Camilla Akbari
Human Rights Scholar

Camilla Akbari is a first-year JD candidate at NYU working as a Human Rights Scholar with Professor Margaret Satterthwaite. Camilla graduated with General Honors from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Public Health Studies. During her undergraduate studies, Camilla worked on several domestic HIV programs for key populations. She also conducted research on the stigma surrounding HIV prevalence among refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa and the historical foundations of traditional healing practices along the north coastal region of Peru. Following graduation, Camilla worked on the LINKAGES project, the largest global HIV program for key populations. Camilla’s experiences in public health programming and international development inspired her to pursue a legal career to advance the right to health. At NYU, Camilla plans to study international and human rights law, focusing on the ways in which global governance structures and legal accountability mechanisms can be used to protect vulnerable populations’ rights. She has also been selected as an IILJ Joyce Lowinson Scholar and is a member of Law Women’s Professional Development Committee.


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