Dr. Andrea Capachietti is a humanitarian aid consultant and university lecturer on global health and refugee resettlement issues with particular focus on women’s rights and child protection. Her area of concentration is in public policy and health, and her work as a lecturer and consultant to non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) requires the constant monitoring of important geopolitical, international health and policy issues. Since 1990, Andrea has performed needs assessments for medical facilities requesting humanitarian aid and relief assistance, which has taken her to countries in conflict. She also assisted with medical evacuations and with tracing programs for family reunification. Andrea continues to advocate on behalf of the victims of human rights abuses, particularly women and children and has created a lecture series for university students concentrating on the legal principles guiding humanitarian assistance, the need for creating strategic partnerships, and the importance of understanding the geopolitical climate in doing effective relief work. She is on the board of directors of Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University, the Southeastern European Film Festival, and Community Partners of Los Angeles. Dr. Capachietti also serves as a member of the advisory committee for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from Boston University, and holds both a Master’s of Science and a Doctorate from the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of the Oxford University post-doctoral program in Refugee Studies, the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma’s Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery training program, as well as a participant in the Women and Power: Leadership in a New World executive education program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.