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Helen Wong, LLM

Position: Policy Advisor, Washington, DC

Helen Wong creates and implements advocacy strategies to integrate protection of human rights into broader U.S. policy.

Before joining PHR, Wong served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State focused on advancing human rights and democracy in the Middle East. In addition to spearheading policy, Wong also managed a $60 million program portfolio that provided assistance to vulnerable and marginalized populations. Prior to that, Wong worked as a Sohmen Fellow on the Thai-Burmese border where she designed and led capacity-building trainings for local human rights organizations.

Wong is a Fulbright Scholar who holds an LLM in human rights, with an emphasis on women’s and children’s rights, from the University of Hong Kong. She also received dual degrees in international relations and Chinese studies from the College of William and Mary, where she graduated magna cum laude. Wong is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.