As the Human Rights Officer, Tschika works to defend the rights of persecuted Baháʼí communities around the world; to advance international religious freedom; to promote positive U.S. engagement with the International Criminal Court, and to engage with colleagues and partners in discourse around human rights issues, including criminal justice reform, human trafficking and immigration, 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 in New York, Washington, DC and Guyana. She also holds a B.A in Sociology, a J.D., and an LL.M. in International Law.