Graduate Assistants


SaeRom Konecky
SaeRom is a third year law student from Kalispell, Montana.  She graduated from Montana State University in 2008 with a degree in Political Science.  She is a member of a number of organizations at the law school including: the Gonzaga Law Review, Asian/Pacific Islander Law Caucus, Street Law and the Women’s Law Caucus.  During the summer of 2011, she worked as a Patton Boggs policy fellow with the Alaska Native Policy Center at the First Alaskans Institute in Anchorage where she conducted research in connection with a Kellogg grant they received to study racism in Alaska.  Her interest in working for the Institute for Hate Studies developed out of a general interest in researching issues of race and gender inequality.  She is especially interested in the work the Institute is doing to better understand the mechanics of hate and is eager to help the Institute raise awareness and understanding on these issues.  Following graduation from law school she hopes to continue working in a related field on issues affecting social justice.


Donna Sellers
Donna Sellers is in her second year in the Communication and Leadership Studies Masters Program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Lewis-Clark State College.  She has a strong background in non-profit management and spent three years working for the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; first as Program Director and then Director of Operations.  Donna has had a lifelong interest in human rights and social justice issues and is particularly interested in the research the Institute is doing on the origin of hate and how to combat it.  She is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority and plans to continue her work there following graduation.