Human rights analyst
Shauna Curphey is a lawyer with over a decade of experience researching and analyzing human rights and civil rights. Her past research and advocacy include reports on human rights issues tied to natural resource extraction in Myanmar, applying a gender lens to the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, curriculum development and teaching for civil society advocates from the Mekong region and federal civil rights litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She also clerked at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and worked as a research and writing attorney for the Federal Defender’s Office for the District of Oregon. Previously, she was the Loyola Law School Public Interest Fellow at the Northwest Constitutional Rights Center. Shauna holds a B.A. from the Evergreen State College, an M.A. in Communications from the University of Washington and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Loyola Law School Los Angeles, which she attended as a Public Interest Scholarship recipient.