Staff, Volunteers, and Fellows

Marcus Steiner

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Marcus is the Co-founder and CEO of the Crane Center for Mass Atrocity Prevention. His background includes director-level positions in development, program development, and research as well as time as an executive consultant for nonprofit and private sector organizations.

Much of Marcus’ work in mass atrocity prevention focuses on East & Southeast Asia, technology in genocide, and mass atrocity prevention.

Amber Maze

Co-founder and Executive Director

Amber is the Crane Center’s Co-founder, CPO, and subject matter expert on issues pertaining to Central Africa. Amber leads all of the Center’s program initiatives and co-supervises all volunteers and interns.

Amber’s background centers on Rwanda and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, the Darfur Genocide, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rishab Chatty

Assistant Director

Rishab is a student at Arizona State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in May 2024. His expertise and interests include terrorism, political violence, accountability for atrocities, and human rights.

He has worked for or interned at Freedom House, the Arizona State Press, the Realist Review, the Central California Intelligence Center, the Carter Center, and The Counterterrorism Group. He has also published work with Johns Hopkins’ Macksey Journal and presented (or will be presenting) his research at a variety of academic conferences, including ISA West 2021, the Pi Sigma Alpha National Research Conference 2022, APSA 2022, and APSA 2023.

Dr. Eileen M. Angelini

Renee Sachs Holocaust Education Fellow

Dr. Angelini is a Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Specialist, and Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques who currently serves as the Associate Dean in the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College. She is a subject matter expert on the WWII occupation of France, teaching the Holocaust through film, and on Francophone cultures.

Dr. Angelini’s fellowship focuses on the lessons students can learn from the Holocaust and how to bring those lessons to an ever-wider range of students.

Courtney Hamilton

Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs

Courtney Hamilton is a seasoned government relations and advocacy professional with a proven track record of success in developing and executing effective campaigns and initiatives. With over a decade of experience in coalition building, messaging, research, and human rights advocacy, she has established herself as a strategic and creative thinker who is passionate about driving action and impact for people.

Courtney has previously served as the Director of Government Relations, Advocacy, Strategic Growth, and Campaigns at Jewish World Watch, a Managing Partner at Vote Victories, and the VP of Community and Government Relations at Rojas Communications.

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