Amy Jicha

Age: 29
Home Town: Waynesville, North Carolina
Education: BA Journalism & Mass Communication, focus in Photojournalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Specific Field Interests: Gender Equality, Legal Representation, Policy
Placement: Counsel to Secure Justice, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Human Rights

Highlights: While pursuing her degree in journalism, Amy spent summers as an intern and contractor at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. and New York. She concentrated on copy editing for travel books and then photo editing for Adventure Magazine before graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a focus in Photojournalism and a minor in French. She "briefly" returned to her hometown in the Great Smoky Mountains for a summer as a whitewater raft guide, whereupon she took a grant-funded position as a coordinator for special victims in the District Attorney's Office. Amy came to love the unique dynamics of these challenging cases and enjoyed coordinating multi-agency collaboration and policy review, while supporting victims in crisis. Amy and her colleagues secured funding from the Department of Justice for a domestic and sexual violence unit for an additional seven years, which is still in place. She brings a passion for under-served populations and aims to facilitate their passage through complex systems during difficult circumstances.

Tension, madam

In Delhi, verbal reassurance abounds. I hear a lot of, “no problem,” “it’s okay” and, my favorite, “no tension, madam.”  I think this happens to everyone, but maybe I look

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Tactile

 

 
                       “If I don’t use my hands, I don’t feel satisfied by a meal.” 
     

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Everything is Harder Here

Everything is harder here.
I’m tired, can I please just~
 
Go to one store for everything

But, it is so overcrowded. And overstaffed. And promotional. And hectic. And

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Shadows and Light

Last week, I woke up early in Rajasthan at the Bal Ashram of Kailash Satyarthi. Typically, mornings are not my shining moments, but since he is the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, along

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