Juliette Denis-Senez Jappe, Research Assistant
Juliette is a french-danish first year MAIA student at SAIS Europe. With the aim of learning about international affairs through a culture and human-based perspective, she obtained an International Studies Bachelors at the University of Leiden in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2020. Following this experience, she took a gap year in Paris to consolidate her professional experience in development by working in advocacy for human rights in the Middle-East, climate sustainability and research on protecting freedom of press in the EU and Balkans. Now in Bologna, her goal is to build on the diversity of those experiences to rethink issues of development, climate and sustainability. By taking Arabic, she aims to deepen her understanding of the Middle-East region on which she aims to specialize. At the CCSDD, she wants to translate those objectives into practice and pursue her involvement and learning in the human rights field, particularly on the issue of human trafficking and how it can be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Josef Otavio Santos Horwath, Research Assistant
Josef is a first year MAIA student at Johns Hopkins SAIS working as a research intern for the human trafficking chapter of the CCSDD. Josef is a dual citizen of Brazil and the United States, graduating from the University of Chicago in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies, also minoring in Italian Language and Literature.
While studying at the University of Chicago, Josef spent his first undergraduate summer studying Italian in Rome and Florence. The following fall Josef returned to Italy for a semester abroad at the University of Bologna, taking courses in Italian with specialization in history and European politics. Josef has experience working with small businesses in Chicago as a policy intern as well as in the logistic industry where he worked as a coordinator for an international logistics company. In his free time, Josef enjoys playing and watching sports, notably football, basketball and tennis
Katarina Leskovar, Research Assistant
Katarina Leskovar is currently pursuing a B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a M.A. in International Law and Organizations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. While an undergraduate in Baltimore, a major port city facing a human trafficking epidemic, Katarina spearheaded an anti-human trafficking research project aimed at disrupting one of the economic incentives driving the human trafficking industry by educating college students about the relationship between the pornography and sex trafficking industries. She has received a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award and Bander Family Fund Research Award for her work and is currently working towards distributing her educational module to universities across America. Since 2016, Katarina has also worked as Anti-corruption Legal Assistance Centre Intern at Transparency International Serbia. She currently looks forward to pursuing her J.D. in Fall 2022 and eventually serving as a legal voice for victims of human trafficking.
Timothée Quennesson, Research Assistant
Timothée, from France, has a Bachelor in International Studies from the University of Montreal and he just finished his Master’s in International Relations at Leiden University, in the Netherlands with a specialization in Global Conflicts in the Modern Era. He is currently enrolled to pursue his second year following the Master in International Affairs at John Hopkins SAIS. He joins the CCSDD, Human Trafficking Chapter as Research Assistant.
His experience as an exchange student in Buenos Aires was a trigger since it allowed him to see the international dynamics from a different perspective, more centered around Latin America. In consequence, during his last year of Bachelor’s, he worked for the Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (CDHAL), reporting and documenting abuses, especially perpetuated on indigenous communities.
Timothée also pursued research pertaining to cyberspace, looking at the use of technology in the repressive tactics of authoritarian regimes.