Hannah Ellis is a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science and minoring in Arabic. She is interested in human rights investigation and international accountability with a specific focus on the Middle East. She leads the Syria Investigations team at the Human Rights Investigations Lab at Boalt Law School. She hopes to work in a related field when she graduates. She has lived in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. As a 2017 Stevens Scholar, Hannah spent the summer in Jordan enrolled in a three-month intensive Arabic Program in Amman.
“I wanted to be a part of the CMES student board to advocate for increasing political science faculty on campus who specialize in the Middle East, as well as increasing opportunities for UC Berkeley students to study abroad in the Middle East.”