Marissa Brodney

MPA/JD candidate

Graduate Associate

Marissa Brodney is a joint graduate degree candidate in Law and International Relations at Harvard Law School and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her academic and policy interests concern evolving forms of engagement with evolving human rights, international criminal law, and transitional justice norms and institutions. At Harvard, Marissa is an Executive Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal; President of HLS Advocates for Human Rights; and Co-Founder of the HLS Reparatory Justice Initiative (RJI). At the Woodrow Wilson School, Marissa has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA); as a Joint-Degree Representative on the Woodrow Wilson Action Committee; and as a Steering Committee member of the Gender and Policy Network. 

Marissa worked previously as a senior program associate on the research and investigations team at Physicians for Human Rights. In 2017, Marissa served as a legal intern for the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, and as a summer associate at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. In 2016, Marissa interned for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, within the Situation Analysis Section of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity, and Cooperation Division. She has also worked in various capacities for UN Women (Peace and Security Section) and the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice. Marissa received her B.A. in English Literature and Anthropology at Columbia University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude.