Anna Applebaum is a researcher and advocate for civil and human rights. She is currently a J.D. candidate at NYU School of Law, where she has worked for the ACLU and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is a Florence Allen Scholar and an editor on the New York University Law Review. Prior to law school, Anna researched human rights and access to justice in post-conflict settings and continues to publish on those issues. Her most recent piece is a chapter in New Directions in Women, Peace, and Security, published in June 2020. Anna served as the 2015-2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security where she developed and implemented in-depth research on the gendered dynamics of peace and conflict with fieldwork experience in Myanmar, Colombia, Nepal, Indonesia and Rwanda. Her prior experience also includes non-profit work and community organizing in Washington D.C., and Arkansas. Anna received her master’s degree from the Clinton School of Public Service, where she served as student body president, and her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, summa cum laude. Anna is originally from Los Angeles, California.