Carolyn O’Neil is a program coordinator for the Justice Initiative based in New York. She serves on both the international justice and freedom of information and expression teams. O’Neil received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College, and spent a year at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris studying European Political Science in the international program.
Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, she worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights as assistant to the legal director. There she supported legal advocacy work on racial and economic justice, national security, and international human rights. She also gained experience expanding access to quality education in Latin America through the nonprofit Magis Americas, and spent two enlightening years teaching English in rural Japan.