Winston Ardoin

Fundraising Committee Member
New York, NY

Winston Ardoin (he/him) is a human rights researcher and graduate student based in New York City. With a background in donor acquisition and retention, Winston hopes to find ways to connect with young donors interested in human rights and social justice.  Currently, he is a student in the MA in Human Rights Program at Columbia University where his research focuses on grassroots social movements and the politics of accountability and justice. His research work most recently led him to Brazil where he conducted interviews with several racial justice advocates from around the country.

In May 2021, he graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Foreign Service with regional concentrations in Latin America and Africa. During his time at Georgetown, he also studied in Ecuador and South Africa and interned at a social impact startup incubator in Colombia. In the human rights space, he has worked with a range of institutions and organizations focusing on labor rights, migrant issues, transnational justice, and inclusive and effective democracy. While at Columbia, he has worked both with the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law and with the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He continues to work with human rights-focused institutions and professors at Columbia.

In the future, Winston hopes to continue researching and writing about human rights-related questions in academia.