The Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women's Rights are post-graduate work fellowships that allow recent graduates (within three years) of Yale graduate and professional schools to spend a year working on issues of relevance to the fields of global justice and/or women's rights. Gruber Fellows have undertaken projects all over the world, including Zimbabwe, China, Antigua and Barbuda, the United States, Myanmar/Burma, and the UK.

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights is delighted to announce the 2015-2016 Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows in Global Justice and Women’s Rights. These five Yale graduates will spend their fellowship year working on projects ranging from LGBT rights advocacy in India, to enhancing food security and climate change adapatation measures among women farmers in Bolivia, to developing groundbreaking international wilderness protection guidelines to ensure Indigenous peoples’ rights. Within the United States, Gruber Fellows will work on cutting edge litigation strategies and policy initiatives with transnational implications for unaccompanied minors and women immigrant workers. The Gruber Program is proud to support these projects that advance the Gruber ideals of global justice and women’s rights.

Erin Beasley (FES '15)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

During her fellowship year, Erin Beasley will work to improve food security, women’s leadership, and rural livelihoods in central Bolivia in light of global climate change. She will collaborate with Gaia Pacha, a national environmental non-profit foundation. Erin’s project will involve an assessment of adaptation initiatives for small-scale agriculture. She also will develop a radio program designed by women farmers for women farmers as they implement adaptive practices in their farms. The radio program will give women farmers an opportunity to share adaptation projects in their own terms, and listeners will learn more about the diversity of projects and programs that other farmers are implementing. The goal of this work is to strengthen women’s public voice and leadership as practitioners, decision makers, and innovators in household and regional food security. Erin will graduate in May from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (MEM) and holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her graduate studies, Erin was the assistant director of a non-profit organization in Bolivia, supporting public health, human rights, education, and environmental quality.

Sarah Casson (FES '15)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

As a Gruber Fellow, Sarah Casson will work with the WILD Foundation to research and develop international wilderness protection guidelines that ensure Indigenous peoples’ rights to their traditional territories. These guidelines will be disseminated globally through the framework of the International Union of Conserving Nature (IUCN). In the name of both wilderness protection and development, Indigenous peoples are often given unequal access to natural resources, restricted from their historic homelands, or forcibly relocated into substandard, non-wilderness locations. Such violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights have occurred, and indeed still occur, with frequency around the globe. Sarah will serve as a project manager for this transnational initiative. She will coordinate an international team of professionals drawn from indigenous communities, research institutions, wilderness managers, and non-governmental organizations, and lead the drafting and presentation of these critically timed guidelines at the IUCN conference, which annually convenes thousands of the world’s leading environmental experts. Sarah is a graduate of Grinnell College (B.A.) and will graduate in May 2015 from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (MESc).

Gillian Gillers (YLS '13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

Gillian will work with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She will work on litigation and policy measures to challenge abuses of migrant women who work on J-1 visas in the hospitality industry in the Southeastern United States. The State Department's J-1 visa is intended to promote cultural exchange and international cooperation, but employers have increasingly used it to exploit cheap labor. Gillian will bring cases in federal court to hold employers and labor recruiters liable for charging J-1 migrants exorbitant fees and lying about promised jobs. She also will file complaints with the U.S. State Department on behalf of migrant hospitality workers and advocate for policy changes to State Department regulations governing the J-1 visa. Gillian graduated from Yale College (B.A.) and Yale Law School (J.D.). Before law school, she worked as a reporter in Costa Rica. She is currently a law clerk to Hon. Stephen A. Higginson on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Yuvraj Joshi (YLS ’15)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

Yuvraj Joshi will work with Human Rights Watch to advocate the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code—India’s sodomy law. Against the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Section 377 on the basis that the law is seldom enforced, Yuvraj’s project will document the law’s insidious effects on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in India. Over the course of the fellowship, Yuvraj will research and draft a human rights report on the law’s impact on the rights and needs of LGBT people in areas such as harassment, violence, and access to healthcare, and organize an advocacy campaign around the report. Yuvraj will also contribute to an ongoing collaboration between Human Rights Watch and Yale University entitled “Colonial Legacies: An International Project on Anti-Sodomy Laws and Sexual Violence in Asia and Africa.” Prior to his graduate studies at Yale Law School, Yuvraj received his bachelor of laws from University College London and a bachelor of arts (honors) from the University of Toronto. Yuvraj has worked at the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, advocating for the protection of the rights of sexual minorities. Yuvraj has published in the areas of human rights, gender and sexuality, inclusion and diversity, and corporate social responsibility. His writing has appeared in academic journals in the US, the UK and Australia, as well as The Guardian.

Charanya Krishnaswami (YLS '13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

As a Gruber Fellow, Charanya will work with Public Counsel in Los Angeles on an innovative joint immigration and appellate law project whose focus is immigrant children from Mexico and Central America who are seeking asylum in the United States in an effort to escape pervasive gang- and cartel-based violence. Under the current, restrictive U.S. asylum regime, most gang- and cartel-based violence claims are not recognized, even though the danger these asylum-seekers face is grave. During Charanya's fellowship year, she will employ novel litigation strategies to advocate for the recognition of these asylum claims at the administrative and federal levels. Charanya graduated from Yale Law School in 2013, and previously worked for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network in Colorado. She currently serves as a law clerk to Judge Raymond Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California.

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows in Global Justice and Women’s Rights. This group of outstanding Yale graduates will work to advance the rights of diverse populations in a multitude of settings, including China, Latin America, Myanmar/Burma, Antigua and Barbuda, and the United States. Their projects tackle a wide range of critical issues, including LGBT rights, gender and the environment, global access to medicines, mass atrocities and international relations, microfinance, and immigrant domestic workers’ rights. The Gruber Fellows will work to develop innovative advocacy strategies, research, and policy recommendations with potentially far-reaching impact.

Hannah Brennan (Yale Law School ‘13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

Hannah Brennan will work with Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Project to develop a human rights-based litigation strategy that seeks to expand access to medications. This litigation strategy will marshal novel right-to-health arguments to modify or invalidate key intellectual property (IP) laws in developing countries. The project will focus on the Latin American region, where most nations respect the right to health within their constitutions. The project’s outputs will be three-fold: a working brief articulating the legal arguments necessary to link the right to health to higher patentability thresholds and decreased data exclusivity; a report comparing the level of IP protection in various low- and middle-income countries and their potential receptivity to human rights-based litigation; and, most importantly, the initiation of such litigation in at least one country. Hannah will be based in Public Citizen’s Washington, D.C. office, and will conduct research in target Latin American countries. Prior to attending Yale Law School, Hannah was a Fulbright Scholar in Lima, Peru, where she studied human and labor rights abuses in the domestic housework industry. She also has worked for a variety of public health-oriented NGOs throughout Central and South America. Hannah is currently clerking on the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., which has appellate jurisdiction over all patent appeals.

Hilary Oliva Faxon (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies ‘13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

Hilary Oliva Faxon will work to implement the environment section of Myanmar’s first National Strategic Plan for Advancement of Women, which comes at a critical juncture in the country’s recent pivot towards human rights and democracy. Hilary’s fellowship placement is with the Local Resource Centre, a Myanmar non-governmental organization focused on building civil society capacity. She also will serve as technical advisor to the Gender Equity Network, which will provide a platform for cross-sector collaboration on the twin goals of women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Drawing upon her previous experience with community conservation and development in Bhutan and with women and water in Haiti, Hilary will initiate research and reports to inform how gender considerations might be incorporated into national environmental policies and programs. Hilary also will develop related workshops, educational curricula, and toolkits for government, civil society groups, and local communities. A graduate of both the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale College, Hilary aims to blend her academic background in environmental governance with practical experience in policymaking and community conservation to contribute to the successful implementation of Myanmar’s ground-breaking national plan.

Lia Nicholson (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies ‘14)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

As a Gruber Fellow, Lia Nicholson will manage a community-based climate change project for the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Based in the Environment Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment, Lia will pilot adaptation measures to protect vulnerable communities from the impacts of global climate change. Lia’s work will include a focus on engaging and empowering women’s groups to proactively respond to climate variability and sustain an active voice in national development. As part of her program with the government, Lia will work closely with community groups and non-governmental organizations. She also will use a personal blog to document grassroots efforts. Lia’s fellowship project aims to inform national planning and policy, as well as to disseminate lessons learned through regional and international networks. As a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, Lia’s goal is to contribute to the developing portfolio of adaptation solutions for those who most acutely suffer from, but are least responsible for, the climate crisis. Lia is a graduate of Scripps College (with honors) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to graduate school, she directed a civil society organization in Antigua and Barbuda that worked to improve quality of life through the sustainable management of natural resources.

Celso Perez (Yale Law School ‘14)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

Celso will work with Human Rights Watch (HRW) to implement the organization’s nascent advocacy strategy on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) couples in Latin America and the Caribbean. In collaboration with local advocacy groups, Celso will identify Latin American countries where an intervention by HRW could have a significant impact on the rights and needs of LGBT couples in areas such as housing, access to healthcare, violence, adoption, marriage, child custody, taxes, and public benefits. Over the course of his fellowship, Celso will research and draft a human rights report on the state of LGBT rights in these countries, lead a media advocacy campaign around the report, and lobby key decision makers for changes in national policy and legislation. Celso’s project seeks to set a precedent that will both protect LGBT couples in Latin America, and help develop broader advocacy strategies around LGBT rights in the global South. Before coming to Yale, Celso was a community organizer and high school teacher in Ecuador.

Shayak Sarkar (Yale Law School ‘13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

As a Gruber Fellow, Shayak Sarkar will work with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) to strengthen domestic workers’ rights to fair pay and employment practices. Specifically, Shayak will help draft research reports mandated by the pending Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (MDWBR) by drawing upon legal analysis and the voices of domestic workers, many of whom are vulnerable immigrant women. As domestic workers build organizing strength, Massachusetts has the potential to create robust state-based employment structures that exceed federal minimum standards. He will also directly represent aggrieved domestic workers as an attorney in the labor and employment unit at GBLS. Before attending Yale Law School on a Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Shayak graduated from Harvard with dual bachelor's and master's degrees in applied mathematics and statistics. Afterwards, he studied social work and development economics at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Harvard.

Julia Spiegel (Yale Law School ‘13)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice

Julia will serve as a policy advisor in the Executive Office of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. She will work on a variety of foreign policy issues, focusing in particular on preventing and responding to mass atrocities. She will author briefing papers for Ambassador Power and her senior staff, assist with writing speeches and remarks, and actively participate in the development of policy positions affecting the United Nations and the U.S. government on matters concerning civilian protection, international justice and accountability, and sanctions among other issues. To accomplish these goals, she will work closely with a range of colleagues at the U.S. Mission, the State Department, and the White House, as well as with representatives from other U.N. Missions and non-governmental organizations. Julia is a graduate of Yale Law School (J.D.), the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University (M.P.A.) and Stanford University (B.A.). She currently serves as a law clerk to Hon. M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Daniel Tam-Claiborne (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs ‘14)
Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights

Daniel Tam-Claiborne will spend his fellowship year working on a microfinance initiative with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), the largest civil society organization of its kind on the mainland. Against the backdrop of China’s rapid economic growth, small-scale microfinance has been applied as a way to mitigate the increasingly widening income gap between the urban rich and the rural poor. CFPA has been a pioneer in the field, having benefitted over 1.2 million rural farmers in its 16-year existence, of which over 90% are women. Based in Beijing, Daniel will undertake fieldwork in rural townships to support the organization by measuring the impact of CFPA’s microloans on women farmers. These impact evaluations will incorporate both qualitative surveys and quantitative analysis to assess the degree to which microloans are supporting improved livelihoods across a matrix of key indicators. With a background in writing and a passion for storytelling, Daniel will also be drafting ethnographic pieces that provoke wider discourse on domestic poverty in China. By working directly with a local NGO to empower rural women, this initiative seeks to contribute to increased participation and further development of the fledgling microfinance sector in China. Prior to his graduate studies at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Daniel spent two years working in the rural northern town of Taigu, China as a recipient of a Shansi Fellowship. Daniel is a graduate of Yale University (M.A.) and Oberlin College (B.A.).

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights is pleased to award the 2013-2014 Gruber Fellows to six Fellows, hailing from three of Yale University’s professional and graduate schools. The Fellows spent a year working on global justice and women’s rights projects of their own design. Their projects covered a range of critical issues, including post-conflict legal reform and community reconciliation, women’s economic empowerment, food security, the intersection of religious freedom and equal treatment, reproductive rights, migrant rights, and the prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Andrew Iliff (Yale Law School ’12)

As a Gruber Fellow, Andrew returned to Zimbabwe, where he grew up, to work with the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT). CCMT’s core mission is “to enhance communities’ capacities to deal with conflicts, enabling stable and durable peace” through peacebuilding, development and leadership. Over the past decade, CCMT has intervened in a variety of conflicts in grassroots communities. While Zimbabwe’s long political conflict has divided communities, other cleavages have split communities as well. Major sources of conflict identified by the Peace Builders Network of Zimbabwe (PBNZ) include ambiguity of land tenure, competing parallel governance systems, poor service delivery and inequitable and non-transparent allocation of relief goods. At CCMT, Andrew took a leading role in formulating and implementing an innovative advocacy strategy. CCMT’s advocacy complemented and supported interventions through research, analysis and lobbying. Advocacy targeted participants in CCMT’s interventions, as well as CCMT’s peers and partners in the PBNZ, donors, local authorities and independent commissions. Targeted and practical advocacy reports amplified CCMT’s development and intervention work, providing tools to communities and institutions to help manage conflict peacefully and durably. Post-fellowship, Andrew continues to work at the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation.

Marvin Lim (Yale Law School ’13)

Marvin Lim worked with the ACLU’s Center for Liberty in New York, spearheading a new effort to facilitate strategic coordination among global civil liberties organizations on issues at the intersection of religious freedom and equal treatment, such as synchronized, transnational legal efforts by certain organization to invoke religious conscious clauses to limit reproductive healthcare to women worldwide. Marvin drafted comparative analyses of challenges abroad, proposed harmonizing litigation strategies, and coordinated collaborative filings. Before joining Yale Law School’s Class of 2013, Marvin graduated magna cum laude from Emory University, then worked in international security and development. Marvin continues to work for the ACLU as a consultant, in continuation of his Gruber project.

Jeffrey Love (Yale Law School ’12)

Jeff Love, a 2012 graduate of Yale Law School, spent his fellowship year working with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands. At the ICTY, Jeff supported the work of Judge Liu Daqun on a variety of cases involving atrocities alleged to have occurred during the1990s Balkan war. In particular, he focused on the case of Nikola Sainovic, a former high-ranking Serbian official charged with war crimes allegedly committed against the ethnic Albanian population in Kosovo. Before moving to New Haven, Jeff graduated from Stanford University with dual bachelor's and master's degrees and worked on political accountability and legislative reform in Kampala, Uganda. Jeff currently clerks for Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Amelia Reese Masterson (Yale School of Public Health ’13)

Amelia worked to develop a community-based, women’s empowerment and food security project among Palestinian refugee communities in Lebanon. This project recognized that empowering women to generate sustainable income not only meets the needs of women and their families, but can also improve food security in the wider community. The initiative aimed to develop the entrepreneurial skills of women to run cooperative kitchens that provide nutritionally balanced and locally sourced school meals to local schools. The project was implemented through a partnership between the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the American University in Beirut (AUB) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA). As program manager, Amelia recruited community participants and design nutrition training materials, as well as piloted and evaluated the project. The initiative sought to establish a women’s cooperative venture within the first year, and through its unique partnership with Palestinian schools, set a trajectory for continued improvements in community nutrition and food security for years to come. Amelina currently serves as a Research Adviser in Nutrition & Food Security for International Medical Corps in Washington, DC and Beirut, Lebanon.

Zorka Milin (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs ’13)

Zorka spent her fellowship year working with Global Witness, an international organization advocating for justice and transparency in the extraction of natural resources. She worked towards launching a new global tax justice campaign to draw public attention to how the international tax system and secrecy in the extractive sector exacerbate global poverty and inequality. A member of Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Class of 2013, Zorka holds J.D. and LL.M. law degrees from Cornell Law School and has over five years of experience in international tax law practice. She has also worked with Timap for Justice, a local organization in Sierra Leone, where she helped organize affected villagers in pursuing complaints against UK mining companies for damage to crops and the environment, labor violations and other human rights abuses. Post-fellowship, Zorka continues to work at Global Witness as a legal adviser. She also serves as Director of Research for Financial Transparency with the non-profit network Academics Stand Against Poverty, and as a visiting fellow at Yale University with the Global Justice Program and with Yale Law School's Information Society Project.

Two Yale Law School students, a recent Yale Law School graduate, and two Yale School of Nursing students were named recipients of Gruber Global Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowships for 2012-2013. Erin George ’12 YSN, Amanda Gutierrez ’12, Becca Heller ’10, Stephanie Keene ’12, and Nichole Trumper ’12 YSN each spent a year working on projects that help to promote global justice or women’s rights.

The fellowships were introduced as part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School. They are open to all Yale graduate and professional school students in their final year as well as those who have graduated within the past three years.

“The Gruber Fellowships offer a magnificent opportunity for talented Yale alumni to launch careers in global justice and women’s rights,” said Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77. “We’re thrilled to have such a strong group of fellows this year.”

Erin George spent her fellowship year with Partners In Health, where she worked in partnership with Haitian health care leaders to build capacity among Haitian nurses and midwives. Erin conducted needs assessments of nurses and midwives at Partners In Health sites and created clinical, education, and research partnerships between Haitian and American health organizations in order to strengthen the nursing and midwifery professions in Haiti. A member of Yale School of Nursing Class of 2012, Erin graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2006 with a B.A. in Growth and Structure of Cities and from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010 with a BSN. She previously worked as a nutrition educator in Hawaii and a women’s health and HIV community health researcher in Boston, MA. Erin is now a certified nurse-midwife at Brigham and Women's Hospital, providing prenatal and gynecology care through BWH's Adolescent Reproductive Health Services and attending births at BWH's Center for Women and Newborns in Boston, MA.

Amanda Gutierrez spent her fellowship year working with the Center for Justice and International Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in collaboration with domestic organizations to address the exploitation of migrant Bolivian workers in the Argentine textile industry. Amanda documented labor practices in the industry, assessed the Argentine government’s response to pervasive exploitation, and developed strategies to leverage the power of international law and domestic organizing to improve the government’s approach on this issue. Amanda, a member of the Yale Law School Class of 2012, graduated with highest honors and highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was involved with a number of immigrants’ rights initiatives.

Becca Heller, Yale Law School Class of 2010, spent her fellowship year working with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), specifically by developing legal interventions for Iraqi refugee young women and girls who are being sexually trafficked. With Jonathan Finer ’09, Becca co-founded IRAP as a student organization when she was a YLS student. With enormous support from Yale Law School, IRAP has become an international law student movement for refugee rights, with chapters at more than 20 law schools in the United States and the Middle East. In addition to the honor of being selected as a Gruber Fellow, Becca has received Skadden and Echoing Green Fellowships in recognition of her work with IRAP. In addition to her continued work at IRAP, she is currently a visiting clinical lecturer in law at YLS and was recently named one of the Christian Science Monitor's “30 Change Agents Under 30.”

Stephanie Keene worked with the International Justice Mission (IJM) in Kampala, Uganda, to provide legal services to women and children who have been victims of illegal property seizure, or “property grabbing.” Stephanie supported IJM lawsuits on behalf of victims of property grabbing; led and developed legal training for Ugandan justice officials; and developed strategies to reform customary practices that impede women’s property rights in rural communities. Before joining the Yale Law School Class of 2012, Stephanie graduated with high honors from Princeton University and worked for the U.N. World Food Program in Dakar, Senegal. Today, Stephanie is an associate at Covington & Burling, where she advises clients in the firm's Anti-Corruption, International Trade Controls, and Government Contracts practice groups.

Nichole Trumper, a member of the Yale School of Nursing class of 2012, spent her fellowship year working with the Good Samaritan Mission Council in La Romana, Dominican Republic. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, her primary project supported the hospital’s emergency room and mobile clinics through execution of direct pediatric acute and preventative care, as well as developing protocols for more efficient evidence-based care. Secondary projects included training health promoters in the local villages of sugar cane workers and making a directory of specialty pediatric providers. She also assisted with the clean water, food access and family planning programs. Before coming to Yale, Nichole graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was academic All-Big Ten as a member of the badger crew team. Nicole now works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Saint Paul, MN providing primary care services to disadvantaged children. She works with many new immigrants, cultures and enjoys using her Spanish language skills to communicate with her patients.

Caroline Gross YLS ’10
International Association of Women Judges in Washington, DC and Tanzania

Caroline Gross is a 2010 graduate of Yale Law School. During her fellowship year, Caroline worked for the International Association of Women Judges on combating “sextortion,” or the abuse of power through sexual exploitation, in Tanzania. Working with Tanzanian judges and NGOs, she developed materials for practitioners, victims, and government officials on the application of Tanzanian and international anti-corruption laws to the problem of sexual exploitation, and she prepared a report on barriers to the implementation of these laws.

Caroline graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2005, with an A.B. in History and Science. She clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit before beginning her fellowship. She is currently an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City.

Scarlet Kim YLS ’11
Human rights work with the New York Civil Liberties Union

Scarlet Kim spent her fellowship year at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she worked on a project addressing the use of prolonged solitary confinement in New York state prisons. Scarlet documented conditions of confinement at several New York supermax prisons and conducted legal research exploring methods of incorporating international human rights law into a New York state constitutional challenge to prolonged solitary confinement.

A member of the Yale Law School class of 2011, Scarlet graduated from Yale College, where she studied history and international studies. Scarlet has also studied in China on a Fulbright Fellowship and worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Scarlet now serves as an Associate Legal Advisor at the International Criminal Court.