As US Advocacy Director, Annie leads CIVIC’s work engaging with US policymakers, lawmakers, and advocates to enhance the protection of civilians in conflict. This includes leading CIVIC’s policy analysis and advocacy around the civilian harm implications of US military operations and security assistance, and building and working with coalitions of likeminded organizations to advance US policies that improve the lives of civilians living in conflict. Prior to joining CIVIC, Annie worked as a Research Program Manager at Stanford University, where she led research on civilian harm and humanitarian response. Annie also spent three years at the US State Department, where she worked on human rights, civilian protection, and security sector reform as a founding member of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Office of Security and Human Rights.
Annie holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy from Stanford University and a BA in International Development from McGill University. She is also a Truman National Security Fellow and a Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum Fellow.