Student Leaders and Members

Arlen Belitsky (’22)


Arlen Belitsky is a sophomore at Tufts University from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in International Relations: International Security and minoring in Economics and Finance. His involvement in Amnesty International started in high school, where he helped start an Amnesty International club of which he eventually became President. Currently, he is the Treasurer for the Tufts University Amnesty International chapter. In addition to Amnesty International, Arlen is also involved in various Tufts political clubs and serves on the board of Tufts Stand-Up Comedy Collective.


Tamar Brandes-Krug (’22)

Vice President

Tamar Brandes-Krug is a sophomore and the Vice President of the Tufts chapter of Amnesty International. Tamar is majoring in political science with an emphasis on human rights and minoring in fine arts. Tamar is from Medford, Massachusetts and is interested in working on issues that specifically pertain to the greater Boston area such as immigrant rights and food insecurity.


Olivia King (’22)


Olivia King is a sophomore at Tufts University majoring in Civic Studies and International Relations and minoring in Economics. She is from Medford, Oregon, and currently serves as Tufts Amnesty International’s Secretary. She joined Amnesty in her first year at Tufts to take action on human rights issues across the world. She looks forward to helping grow Amnesty and hopes to work with other social justice-centered clubs to expand Amnesty’s impact.


Nicci Mattey (’22)

IGL Liaison

Nicci is a sophomore and serves as the IGL Liaison of the Tufts chapter of Amnesty International. She is majoring in International Relations, with minors in Political Science and French. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas and now lives in Washington DC. She has worked closely with the immigrant and refugee community and has developed a passion for immigrant advocacy. She is excited to engage with the IGL community and fight for human rights on campus and beyond.


Jojo Nordwall (’22)

Events Co-Coordinator

Jojo Nordwall is a sophomore and serves as the Events Co-Coordinator for Amnesty International at Tufts. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in political science. She grew up in San Francisco but has also spent a lot of time in Sweden, where her family now lives. Her involvement with Amnesty International began her junior year of high school. She is passionate about human rights and hopes to spread awareness on campus through her involvement in Amnesty.

Amy Tong (’21)


Amy is a junior majoring in International Relations and History and minoring in Economics. She grew up in four countries and eight cities, which set her dedication to serve the global communities that reared her, particularly in areas concerning women’s rights and criminal justice systems. Having been involved in Amnesty since her freshman year, Amy looks forward to expanding the club’s presence and giving more students a platform to proactively tackle human rights issues at home and abroad.


Leah Yohannes (’21)

Social Media Coordinator

Leah Yohannes is a junior at Tufts University double majoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science. She is from Castaic, California and attended Valencia High School. She serves as the Social Media Coordinator of the Tufts Amnesty International chapter. Leah joined Amnesty because she believes in its human rights work and wants to aid in its representation in our community. She has been involved with Amnesty since her sophomore fall.