Welcome Alyssa Webb, Educational Program Coordinator


We are delighted to welcome Alyssa Webb as the Educational Program Coordinator for the Human Rights Institute. For many of you, Alyssa will be a familiar face, as she has served as a Graduate Assistant for HRI for a number of years.

Alyssa will continue to provide human rights students with the superb academic advising that had made her a vital part of our office, and in her new role will also support other aspects of the academic and research programs within HRI.

We are excited to support Alyssa during her transition to this new role.

About Alyssa:
Alyssa Webb is a dedicated Academic Advisor who specializes in administering a human rights approach to educational programming. With nearly a decade of experience working in higher education, Alyssa knows that student retention and program growth is driven by how well educational institutions connect with and respond to the needs of the communities they serve. As HRI’s Educational Program Coordinator, Alyssa is committed to designing and running programs that prioritize student empowerment, and that create unique, transformational learning opportunities that prepare our students for the dynamic and competitive post-graduate work environment.

Alyssa holds BA and MA degrees in Political Science, a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Political Science Department at the University in Connecticut. Alyssa’s graduate research has focused on economic and social rights, specifically the right to housing, and the relationship between perceptions of homelessness and the mobilization of political action in the international system.