Ewelina Rudnicka is a Master in Public Policy 2018 candidate with an interest in transitional justice, post-conflict reconciliation and anti-discrimination policies. During her undergraduate studies, she engaged with Amnesty International advocacy, lobbied on behalf of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, and as part of her thesis, researched the reconciliation processes with Indigenous Australians and First Nations in Canada. While interning at Yad Vashem she aimed to incorporate human rights components into the educational curriculum.
Prior to HKS, she has worked at the intersection of governance and international development. At the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, she implemented capacity building projects with Local Youth Action Councils and women’s caucuses on the municipal level. While working for UNAIDS Mongolia as the Human Rights and HIV Project Officer, she advocated for anti-discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity provisions in newly redrafted Labor Code and Criminal Code. She also developed initiatives for improving healthcare services for transgender women and MSM.
Ewelina holds a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from Yale University.