Annalisa Meier

Program Assistant, Human Rights

Annalisa is a Program Assistant for Vital Voices’ Human Rights team. Before her current role, Annalisa worked at MADRE, where she provided translation, interpretation and research for an indigenous human rights leader at the United Nations.  At the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law initiative, Annalisa worked with its Monitoring and Evaluation team, and provided M&E and linguistic support for programs that trained judges, lawyers, police officers and students on criminal justice reform.  Annalisa also researched, wrote blog posts, and produced presentations about education policy and gender in Latin America for the Inter-American Dialogue.

Annalisa graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Affairs in Human Rights and Gender after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, both from Columbia University. Annalisa is proudly Guatemalan-American. Her bicultural upbringing and education sparked her interest in gender-based violence, women’s empowerment, and justice and accountability in Latin America and the Caribbean.


What are five things that people could ask you about?

Mexican telenovelas, salsa dancing, tres leches, poetry, and Ecuador’s water system