Herrana Addisu joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security as a Policy Research Fellow in January 2019. Herrana is currently the Program Assistant for the Institute for Women’s Leadership, where she has taken a leadership role in mentoring women leaders and hopes to increase the participation of women of color in the human rights field. Prior to joining the NGOWG, she aided the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations by conducted research on peacekeeping, security, and gender and monitored meetings for the First Committee and Fourth Committee. As an undergraduate, she has interned with Amnesty International USA and Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. She acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and is receiving her Master’s Degree in United Nations and Global Policy with a concentration in Human Rights, Gender Equality, and International Law from Rutgers University in May 2019. She studied a semester abroad at the University of Kassel, Germany with the International Center for Development and Decent Work. As an Ethiopian native, she speaks fluent Amharic and English.