Melissa Hooper

Melissa is Director of Europe and Eurasia Policy at Human Rights First, where she advocates for U.S. foreign policy that is accountable under human rights principles.  

Melissa is the former Moscow-based Regional Director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative where she directed rule of law and  human rights-focused programming in Russia and several other countries. She has worked in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan on issues related to rule of law and human rights.