Nicholas E. Cicchinelli is a Master of Arts degree candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he concentrates his studies in public international law, human rights, and democratic governance. At Fletcher, Nicholas serves as the fundraising chair for the 2019 Conference on Gender and International Affairs and a co-leader of Pride at Fletcher as well as a volunteer for Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights and the Human Rights Campaign.
Most recently, Nicholas has interned with the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia and conducted Russian-language research for the Tufts Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. Prior to graduate school, Nicholas worked on programs supporting democracy and human rights in Russia and Eurasia at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC and was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Moldova. He has interned with a variety of civil society organizations, including the Albany-Tula Alliance and the Memorial Human Rights Society.
Originally from upstate New York, Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Russian Studies from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and studied at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow as a Boren scholar. Following his graduation from Fletcher, Nicholas will continue to pursue a career in public service with a focus on human rights advocacy and civil society development.