Meet the interns

Athulya Nath recently graduated from Claremont McKenna College. During her time in college, she was involved in the CMC Army ROTC Program,  intercollegiate volleyball club team, and she will be an RA next year. For fun, Athulya loves playing volleyball, trying new recipes, exploring new restaurants, and trying new things like axe throwing. For career goals, she hopes to one day work in the legal field and channel her desire to be an activist by helping others obtain justice through the legal system.

Sofia Kirchen is a student at UC Berkeley, studying International Relations with a focus on the Middle East, after which she plans on attending law school. Prior to joining MHC as an intern, Sofia held several positions in various non-profits as a volunteer, including with Mirys List and the Assistance League of Los Angeles.

Shelly studies Political Science and Applied Math at Stanford University. Shelly has worked in criminal justice, finance, and economic consulting. In her free time, she likes to take film photographs, go to the theater, and do pilates.

Skylar Daveline is an activist and student at Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles. She looks forward to pursuing a career in public policy and social justice.

Jacob is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, studying International Relations and Spanish. After college, he hopes to either pursue a law degree or write about foreign affairs for a news publication. Some of his previous community experience includes working with elementary school children during the summer of 2021, along with volunteering at a local hospital to help with the COVID-19 response. In his free time, Jacob enjoys playing and watching sports, listening to podcasts, and going on long walks with his Basset Hound, Coco.

Raphael Ndabaga is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, living in Malawi since 2013. Currently, Raphael pursues a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Healthcare Management and Global Perspectives at Southern New Hampshire University. Raphael has more than 7 years in journalism and teaching, and was the first official station manager of the UNHCR Yetu Community Radio Station based in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. In addition, he is the founder and executive director of Volunteer Social Workers, a community-based organisation providing counselling support to refugees and Malawians surrounding the Dzaleka Refugee Camp.