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Elise Baker

Position: Research Coordinator, New York
Elise Baker

Elise Baker leads PHR’s Syria mapping project, which documents attacks on medical facilities and personnel through a rigorous combination of open-source research and field source reporting. She also conducts field and desk research to author reports, briefing papers, and op-eds for PHR. Her work has been featured often in news outlets, including the New York Times, the United States’ National Public Radio, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and the Daily Star, and is cited frequently in the UN Secretary-General’s reports to the Security Council.

Baker is a committed human rights activist with a passion for travel. Prior to joining PHR, she studied the effects of post-conflict restoration and reconciliation in Burundi and Rwanda.

Baker holds a BA in political science and mathematics from Williams College, where she graduated with honors. She is proficient in Spanish.