Nathanael Tesfai

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Human Rights Research Intern

Pronouns: he/him

Nathanael conducts research on country conditions, specifically on harm being done to indigenous people in Guatemala. Nathanael additionally works to help pro se litigants filing in the Ninth Circuit find resources to help guide them through the immigration system. 

Before joining CGRS, Nathanael served as an office assistant at Learning Support Services, UC Santa Cruz's undergraduate tutoring program, where he worked to guide undergraduate students to tutoring and peer advising programs. Nathanael also worked for UC Santa Cruz Admission as a TPP mentor, where he mentored and advised transfer students.


University of California, Los Angeles, B.A in History/Political Science, expected graduation in Spring 2026

Languages: English, Tigrinya