Tobyn aspires to develop accountability mechanisms and legislation following genocide. Originally from Canada, she has always been inspired by a sense of greater purpose and global change. At fifteen, Tobyn spent a year in Japan as a Rotary exchange student, living in a Zen Buddhist temple. This sparked her first interest in cross-cultural understanding and dialogue. Over the next fifteen years, Tobyn followed her passion for international development and human rights. She worked with disadvantaged youth in Ethiopia, planned a democratic skills-building workshop in Egypt, and helped restore cities in post-tsunami Japan. In between stints in Bangkok, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Yangon, Tobyn worked at NGOs and the UN, addressing issues of democracy-building, human rights, and transitional justice. Underlying each of these experiences has been her desire to better the world, motivated by the Jewish value of tikkun olam. After graudating from law school, Tobyn has focused on ending impunity for present-day victims of mass atrocity. Unlike the bulk of international legal mechanisms, Tobyn believes in the centrality of victims’ culturally- and historically-derived judicial traditions, balanced against the international legal obligation to punish perpetrators. She is currently working toward this goal in a pro bono capacity and as a member of the World Jewish Congress JDCorps’ international human rights working group, but she looks forward to a full-time human rights career. Tobyn holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Harvard, and is presently based in Tokyo where she practices law at an international firm.