Ariela Blätter is a lawyer, lobbyist and dedicated human rights advocate. As the Director of Crisis Preparedness and Response at Amnesty International USA, she manages Amnesty’s membership, staff, and allies to respond to human rights crises around the world. Ariela’s background is in human rights law and international affairs. She holds a law degree from Trinity College-Dublin and a Masters in Human Rights law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While in Ireland, she served as the Director of Human Rights for ELSA, a European non-governmental organization, where she worked on the Northern Ireland Peace Process. While at the United Nations in New York and Rome, she lobbied for the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court and the protection of the rights of women and children. Ms. Blätter has represented minority communities such as the Sikhs in London, Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and the Greater Boston Jewish community.