Zac Johnson

Research Intern

Zac Johnson is a rising junior at Duke University, double majoring in Public Policy and History with a certificate in Human Rights. Last semester, he worked with a team of students, faculty, and recently returned or deported Americans on a research project at Otros Dreams en Acción in Mexico City, kickstarting his interest in human rights for indigenous groups, those experiencing poverty, and people targeted by our immigration system. On campus, Zac works for the Duke Human Rights Center and beginning in the fall, will be Vice President of his committee in Duke Student Government, the Services and Sustainability Committee. Recently, his studies have turned to the intersection between mass incarceration and disability justice in the United States.

In Zac’s free time, he loves to spend time outdoors, explore new music, and stay informed on local political events and news.