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Stephanie Keene is a third year student at Yale Law School, where her work focuses on human rights and U.S. foreign policy. As a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Stephanie was part of a team of Yale law students that conducted an investigatory field mission to Papua, Indonesia, last May. The team examined the impact of Papuan development on the region’s indigenous communities, and the Clinic’s research will be published in a forthcoming human rights report.
Stephanie has addressed issues of human rights and international judicial reform while interning at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser and at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has also worked in Senegal as the acting West African Regional Reports Officer of the U.N. World Food Program. At Yale, she has served as a Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law. She is the writer, co-director and co-producer of Stigma, a Yale Visual Law Project documentary film analyzing stop-and-frisk practices in New York City. Stephanie graduated with high honors from Princeton University, with a B.A. in English and a certificate in African American Studies.