Piper Hendricks is the Senior Manager of Communications. She has employed storytelling with a purpose in a variety of formats; whether in the courtroom, on the silver screen or on Capitol Hill, she has championed change to promote opportunity for all. 

Prior to joining CIVIC, Piper was a human rights attorney who jumped from law into advocacy communications, including documentary film. After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan law school, Piper worked at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, then returned to the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Following a judicial clerkship in the Southern District of Florida, she moved into human rights litigation, including as the International Justice Project Director at The World Organization for Human Rights USA. After years of litigating before an audience of judges and opposing counsel, Piper chose film as the medium to reach the public with stories that weren’t being told. She founded p.h. balanced films to raise awareness of our shared connections and ways to promote respect and equality. Piper joined Habitat for Humanity International as the first Director of Advocacy Communications under the organization’s then newly-adopted strategic plan. In that role, she supported the organization’s advocacy work in 70 countries and at nearly 1,400 U.S. affiliates and helped launch the organization’s first global advocacy campaign. Piper is honored to bring her expertise in issue campaigns, advocate training and storytelling for impact to the cause of civilians in conflict. Throughout her life, she has been inspired by the words that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke on the grounds of the Washington monument in 1959:

  “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”