Takes On International Human Rights
May 10, 2002-- Ryann Collins
ongoing interest in furthering human rights will take her to Cambodia
a few months after graduating from U.Va. The support of a Luce scholarship
will enable her to help investigate Khmer Rouge war crimes.
in Rwanda last year as an intern with the United Nations War Crimes
Tribunal was one of the keys to Collins getting the Luce scholarship.
Henry Luce Foundation selects 18 non-specialists in Asian studies
for yearlong internships and jobs. Collins is the seventh U.Va.
student to receive the scholarship. She will study the Khmer language
at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute in Wisconsin before
would never have applied if I wasnt in the International Residential
College," said Collins, a foreign affairs major. Principal
Brad Brown encouraged her to apply.
daughter of an AT&T employee, grew up in Switzerland, France
and New Jersey. Her commitment to human rights activism helps her
not be afraid of devoting time to areas considered dangerous. "If
you go in with an open mind and get involved with the people, they
respond and treat you well," she said.
Anne Brmley, (434) 924-6861