Emily Landes

Senior Program Coordinator, Leadership & Global Activation

Emily is a Senior Program Coordinator on the Leadership & Global Activation Team, where she implements Vital Voices’ signature young women and girls’ leadership training programs: the HERLead Fellowship and Voces que Inspiran. Emily recently completed her Master’s in International Law and Human Rights Studies at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She received her BA from Marquette University in International Affairs with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Spanish. She also studied at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Before joining Vital Voices, Emily worked in the field of non-violence and human rights education with nonprofit organizations in San Diego, Milwaukee, El Salvador, and Northern Ireland. In 2018 she reported on the Human Rights Council for the United Nations Development Program on topics relating to violence against women in digital contexts, discrimination against women in law and practice, and internal displacement and migration.


Five things you can talk with Emily about are:

skiing, hiking, international human rights law, painting, and any of the places she has lived!