Elena Pivanti


Elena Pivanti joined GICJ in September 2017. She graduated in November 2016, with a Masters Degree in Law from LUISS University in Rome, Italy. She majored in particular in European Union Law. She is extremely interested in human rights and humanitarian issues, and wrote her final dissertation on the Prohibition of Torture under international law. Currently, she is finishing a Master program in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Elena speaks Italian, English and French.

Lisa-Marlen Gronemeier


Lisa-Marlen joined GICJ in November 2016. She recently graduated with an MSc degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. During her studies, she focused on several topics such as power/ resistance, structural violence/ grassroots activism, asymmetrical conflict, Selfing/Othering and identification processes in conflict, and the expansion of public spaces for sociopolitical change. She gained work experience in the field of human rights and social justice in an NGO in Cape Town, South Africa, and through engagement in various student organizations.

Alessandra Zanzi


Alessandra joined GICJ in September 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Socioeconomics at the University of Geneva, where she is studying topics such as demography and migrations. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in Social Science and a minor in Psychology from the University of Lausanne. She is very interested in humanitarian issues and in international human rights, especially in the issue of racial discrimination. Alessandra speaks Italian, French, English and some Spanish.

Mutua K. Kobia

Kenya / Switzerland

Mutua Kobia joined GICJ in January 2017. After graduating with a Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Geneva School of Diplomacy (2013) in Geneva, Switzerland, Mutua has been very active in the NGO Community in Geneva. Gender relations, the environment, and indigenous communities has been the interest and focus of much of his work particularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mutua also holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He intends to expand his knowledge in the field of human rights, international law, and justice as well as taking a more hands on approach and involvement with grass roots work and local on-the-ground projects.

Jennifer D. Tapia


Jennifer joined GICJ in May 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Engineering at Universidad del Valle, Bolivia (2011). She specialised in Advertising, at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain). Interested in global topics, she graduated from the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program, sponsored by Georgetown University and the Latin American Board. (Washington DC).  She has over 5 years of experience working in the communication department for media and educational institutions in Bolivia, as head and responsible for social interactions. She has also worked on fundraising projects, for NGOs. She is very interested in international human rights, gender equality, and freedom of expression and assembly. Currently, she is an active member of a volunteering global network, called Global Shapers. She is also currently involved in human rights activities and calls for urgent action, in Geneva. Jennifer speaks Spanish, English and French.


Lamia Fadla

Switzerland / Algeria

Lamia joined GICJ in December 2015. She holds a bachelor of foreign language from the University of Annaba, Algeria. she has over 10 years’ experience working as a journalist for various Algerian newspapers. She recently accomplished the Certificate of Project Management Associate IPMA level D from VZPM Switzerland. she is very passionate about women and children’s rights and about the rights of refugees, she shows interest in the issues surrounding armed conflict in the MENA region. Lamia also has experience in writing press releases and statements, maintain relations with media and the press and tracking and monitoring information. She also has excellent translation skills from French and English to Arabic. She is also doing volunteer work with the United Nations Women's Guild. she speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Siddharth Abraham Srikanth


Siddharth Abraham joined GICJ in June 2017. He is 19 years old and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations at Sciences Po Paris Campus du Havre. His interests vary from conflict resolution to human rights and economic growth. Due to his experience in the European and Asian Model UN circuits, he has a working understanding of the UN system which he hopes to further develop while promoting and reinforcing the principles of human rights with GICJ. Siddharth is fluent in English and Hindi, and can speak basic French and Spanish.

Giulia Squadrin


Joining GICJ on January 2017, Giulia recently obtained an M.A. in International Security and Peace Studies at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (TN), USA. She also holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages and International Relations (obtained at Cà Foscari University, Venice, Italy). Giulia is deeply interested in human rights, diplomacy, post-conflict reconstruction and migration. She has been previously involved in the work of Geneva-based NGOs is convinced that strengthening the linkage between UN and NGOs, in particular those working on the field, is of paramount importance. She also works as translator and writer. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Ifeoluwa Kolade


Ifeoluwa (Ife) re-joined GICJ in June 2017. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Public Policy and Management by distance learning with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK. Ife graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in International Development Studies and Economics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she was involved in various advocacy organizations. She is deeply passionate about human rights, especially where they pertain to women, migrants and minority groups. She is also interested in strengthening the mechanism of accountability for human rights violations. Ife speaks English, French and Yoruba.

Alice Wickens

United Kingdom

Alice joined GICJ in January 2017. She recently graduated with a Distinction in her LL.M degree in International Business Law from Queen Mary University of London, where she studied at their campus in Paris, France. She also has a First Class LL.B Law degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K, where she graduated as a Sir Henry Barber Scholar. Alice is very interested in international human rights, having chosen to study it during her undergraduate law degree. In particular, the violation and protection of women and children’s rights during armed conflict. Alice speaks English and some French.

GICJ Newsletter