ANFREL welcomes new capacity building program officer, intern

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) welcomes the addition of two new team members who will be contributing to ANFREL's mission of advancing electoral democracy in Asia.

Ain Nesiehah is ANFREL's new program officer for capacity building who will be working on ANFREL's training programs and workshops for our members and civil society partners. While Trevor Orginski, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, will be joining the team as an intern. Below are their profiles:

Ain Nasiehah specializes in gender and development. She previously worked with migrants, refugees, young indigenous communities, young professionals, grassroots leaders and budding professional leaders to build the community’s capacity by empowering their knowledge and rights. She had experiences working with Malaysian civil societies, state government’s think tank, Parliament’s think tank and global civil society organization. She is also a member of Asian Youth Peace Network (AYPN) and alumni of 2021 Community Solutions Programme (CSP) and Center for Women, Faith and Leadership Fellowship Programme (2020). She believes gender, diversity and inclusivity (GEDI) framework should be at the center of development work.

Trevor is a current graduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing a dual masters degree in public policy and Southeast Asian studies. He is in Bangkok on a Boren fellowship studying the Thai language for a year. He will return to the US in August to finish his graduate studies. Before graduate school, Trevor worked as an intern at the Department of State where he worked on human rights in Southeast Asia. He is also a Princeton in Asia alum, having worked in both Southern Thailand and Yangon, Myanmar for a year each.

Welcome Ain and Trevor!


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