2021-2022 Student Editorial Staff

Savannah Dicus is a senior Political Science major with double minors in History and Human Rights Studies at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Dignity. Her interest in human rights began when she started working on the Societal Violence Scale project and was inspired by the skills and new sense of global awareness it gave her. She is specifically interested in domestic human rights violations in the United States as well as abroad, including civil conflict and comparative study.

Nora Maybury is a senior at UNC Asheville majoring in French studies and minoring in Management. Nora is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Dignity. Her interest in human rights has been fostered by working at various public health nonprofits across the US, where she’s seen the necessity for compassionate collaboration in response to community needs. Nora is especially interested in socio-linguistics and the role communication plays in human rights.

Emma Appleby is a junior political science major with a human rights studies minor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She serves as the journal’s Production Editor. Her interest in human rights began when she started working on the Societal Violence Scale, and was inspired by the importance and impact of human rights research. Emma is specifically interested in researching the human rights abuses that take place in prisons across the globe, and hopes to bring awareness and compassion to a group of people who are often overlooked.

Hannah Goldfarb is a sophomore at UNC Asheville with double majors in Management and International Studies and minors in Political Science, Spanish, and Human Rights Studies. She is currently serving as the Communications Coordinator for Dignity. Her interest in human rights started in middle school when she read Elie Wiesel’s Night. Inspired to make a difference, Hannah became an intern at the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center of Southwest Florida. Hannah recognizes not only the power in telling history but also the need to address ongoing human rights violations. She has worked in Argentina focusing on the issue of the Tarifazo and homelessness under Mauricio Macri’s government. After returning to the US, she worked for a number of political campaigns with the hopes of advancing policy that works for everyone. Hannah was also a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Brazil. Hannah is especially interested in human rights issues in South and Central America. Hannah believes in the power of the individual to make a difference in the world and seeks to help others, however that may look.

Jessie Frank is a junior at UNC Asheville majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights and Legal Studies. She is the journal’s Associate Editor. Jessie’s interest in human rights began in high school when she started to work on various volunteering projects within her community which inspired her to make a difference in the world around her. Jessie is specifically interested in the partnership between Human Rights and Businesses. 

Addison Wright is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Asheville double majoring in political science and mass communications with a certificate in sustainability. Currently serving as Dignity’s associate website manager, she also works on campus as the student environmental center outreach coordinator and as the student government association sustainability committee chair and legislative librarian. Her research on food apartheids in high school and environmental justice in college sparked her interest in human rights. She is most passionate about the deeply rooted role of human rights within sustainability.


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