Meet the Team

Exec 2015-16

Co-President: Emma Tranter
Emma is a fourth-year journalism student at Carleton University. She is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, home of the Sleeping Giant, Lake Superior, and freezing -50 degree Celsius temperatures. She can usually be found writing, spending time outdoors, or taking pictures of my pug. She joined JHR because it was the perfect way to combine her love of writing with her passion for human rights. Fun fact is that she can’t look at the sun without sneezing.

Co-President: Mamta Manhas
Mamta is a 19-year-old Journalism and Human Rights student who has an affinity for stuffed sheep and boy bands. She spends far too much time on Twitter, checking the news of course, but also sending a fire tweet or two. She hopes to be a kick-ass journalist fighting for women’s rights all over the world so they too have the same opportunities she has had.

Events Co-ordinator: Patrick Butler
Patrick is a fourth-year journalism and political science student at Carleton. He hails from foggy Conception Bay South, N.L., where his favourite foods – fish and chips, and India Beer – are staples. In between planning JHR events, he likes going for long skates down the canal and all-you-can-eat sushi.

Secretary-Treasurer: Dustin Cook

Editorial Staff

News and Features Editor: Kristine Lee

Kristine is a fourth-year journalism student who hails from the far off land of Calgary, Alberta where she unfortunately fits into the stereotypical western ways by spending a lot of her time at a horse ranch. When not editing or chatting about all things JHR, she can be found searching for cheap flights to her next travel destination, binge watching food videos, and only crying a little bit about not yet owning a pet.


Creative and Opinions Editor: Manahil Bandukwala

Manahil is a second-year English student at Carleton and proof that you don’t have to be in journalism to be involved with JHR – you just need to be passionate about human rights! She’s involved with way too many writing groups on campus and when she’s not typing away, she’s usually found with a paintbrush in hand.

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