Former Associate Kaitlyn Posa Receives Emory’s Brittain Award for Work on Religious Freedom, Human Rights

Atlanta, GA – Former Summer Associate, Kaitlyn Posa was the 2017 undergraduate recipient of the Marion Luther Brittain Award, the university’s highest student honor.

This honor is awarded to students who have displayed  “significant, meritorious and devoted service to Emory University, with no expectations of recognition or reward.” Posa, who single-handedly created and implemented a campus panel to discuss religious persecution at Emory last year, credited her inspiration to “her experiences during a summer internship at Grieboski Global Strategies, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, where she worked with foreign nations and international organizations to improve human rights.” A report released by Emory News Center sites this internship as what would “help light a pathway towards a future in human rights work.” Posa commented, “my passions became focused on public speaking, analysis, and policy work more than science and medicine” — the original focus of her undergraduate career.

Posa was one of a few select individuals chosen to pursue the internship program at Grieboski Global Strategies (GGS) during the summer of 2015. GGS shares its most sincere congratulations and wishes her all the best in her future endeavors as she graduates and begins law school to study international law and human rights. Further, GGS is honored to have played a part in the development of a true leader in religious freedom and human rights — issues that necessitate the international community’s utmost attention, now more than ever.