Susanne (Susy) Prochazka is a Human Rights Studies M.A. Alum. She graduated in February 2023. During her time at Columbia, Susy concentrated her studies on the role of human rights and development in maintaining international peace. She was awarded the Davis Fellowship in 2020, a merit award funded by a $10 million bequest from the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1931 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Susy is currently serving as the Chief Legal Officer for the tech start-up Sourceable
. Sourceable empowers citizen journalists to tell their stories to the world from places of conflict and crisis. In particular, they focus on verifying data collected by citizen journalists in these places.
Susy shared that “several of Sourceable's citizen journalists live in the areas most affected by the Kahramanmaras earthquakes. Many of our journalists lost their families and homes. My team and I are currently raising funds to help our journalists rebuild their lives. As such, we started a fundraiser to get them support. If you are interested in supporting our efforts, you can donate on Sourceable’s GoFundMe
Susy graduated summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she was a staff writer on the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team. Prior to continuing her studies at Columbia, Susanne earned an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from Queen Mary University of London and studied at the Venice School of Human Rights. Susy has published two law review articles concerning human rights issues: “Did You Ever Expect a Corporation to Have a Conscience?”: Human Rights Obligations of Transnational Corporations, Queen Mary H.R. Review (2016) and There is No Honor in Honor Killings: Why Women at Risk for Defying Sociosexual Norms Must be Considered a “Particular Social Group” Under Asylum Law, 34 T. Jefferson L.Rev. 445 (2012).