Sushant Naidu is a second-year M.A. candidate at Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, specializing in International Law and Human Rights. He is a human rights defender and lobbied UN missions to support the mandate of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in 2016. In addition to the US, his activism has led him to work on LGBTQI rights in India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. In 2018, Sushant was named a Global Innovator by the Human Rights Campaign. He works on Fourth Committee issues at the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN. He is the Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations and his work has been published in the Huffington Post, and the Elephant Journal.