Herrana Addisu

Advocacy Officer

Based in New York, Advocacy Officer, Herrana supports our team by managing and executing our campaigns. Prior to joining Freedom United, Herrana worked as the Program Assistant for the Institute for Women’s Leadership and a Research and Policy Fellow for the NGO Working on Women, Peace, and Security. She acquires a Master’s Degree in United Nations and Global Policy with a concentration in International Law, Human Rights, and Gender Equality and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She found her passion for labors rights when she studied a semester abroad for graduate school at the University of Kassel, Germany with the International Center for Development and Decent Work where she conducted research on business and human rights. As an Ethiopian native, she speaks fluent Amharic and English.