Nay Alhelou is a graduate student in the Human Rights Studies program at Columbia University, focusing on collective human rights abuses and their intergenerational impacts. She is a Human Rights Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) and is working with Professor Inga Winkler on the topic of menstrual health and human rights. She is also the co-editor of RightsViews, a blog hosted by ISHR. Nay holds a Diploma in Gender Studies, a BA in Journalism, and a Minor in Psychology from the Lebanese American University. Most recently, she worked for the Natural Resource Governance Institute in New York while pursuing a MicroMasters in International Law from Université Catholique de Louvain, through edX. Prior to that, she worked in the Communications and Public Information Department at the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Lebanon for two years. She also wrote for several news outlets in Lebanon, covering social, political and mental health issues.