Jeremiah Fellowship Participants
Ian Stuart grew up in the San Fernando Valley and recently returned home after a stint in the Bay Area and nearly 7 years living overseas in Thailand. Trained as an English instructor for adults, Ian taught for a bit in San Francisco and later at a university in Bangkok. Ian eventually moved to full-time work in the nonprofit sector, where he assisted Boat People SOS in developing its refugee legal aid clinic and in implementing a range human rights and capacity building projects. New to the field of human rights, Ian learned through immersion in regional work and collaboration with veteran human rights defenders and civil society leaders from across Southeast Asia. Now back in the U.S., Ian is eager to build on this experience to work on social justice issues in California. Ian currently works as a Program Manager for the Tools for Tolerance® for Law Enforcement program at the Museum of Tolerance. Ian likes eating spicy Thai food and is an avid pick-up basketball player with a dream of one day dunking a basketball.
Julia graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After graduating, she interned in development at Planned Parenthood. She currently works as a career counselor at Beit T'Shuvah but plans on going to graduate school in clinical psychology in the near future. In addition, she serves as a relationship mentor to at-risk foster youth at Vista Del Mar. She loves Harry Potter (the books), Audre Lorde, and probably spends too much time with her yellow Lab, Chloe.