Kayla Jahangiri is a summer intern at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Prior to her time at the O’Neill Institute, Jahangiri was heavily involved in human rights issues at Columbia, including the Asylum and Refugee Moot Court Team. In college, she worked with international advocacy groups, emphasizing the importance of diversity and dialogue in political spaces. Her senior thesis analyzed grassroots advocacy on college campuses as it relates to the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has traveled extensively with her non-profit, Participate to Educate, which provides school supplies to children in impoverished communities. Her main interests are centered around human rights, specifically education, refugees, and global health.
Jahangiri is a rising second-year at Columbia Law School in New York. She holds a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.