As the Human Rights Officer, Tschika works to defend the rights of persecuted Baha’i communities around the world; to advance international religious freedom; to promote U.S. ratification of international human rights treaties, and to engage with colleagues and partners in discourse around human rights issues, including human trafficking, racial justice and race unity. Before joining the Office, Tschika prosecuted Child Abuse and Maltreatment cases in New York City and provided legal defense to the re-entry population in New York State as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Tschika has also worked on deportation defense proceedings and has conducted a wide range of legal research and writing on various international law issues. Tschika is a licensed attorney, holds a B.A in Sociology, a J.D., and an LL.M. in International Law.