Elsa Raker is responsible for providing support for the operation of PHR’s programs department and the implementation of programmatic activities. Some of her core functions include providing high-quality logistical, operational, administrative, and office coordination to the programs team. Elsa also helps support the program department’s various human rights projects and international advocacy.
Before joining PHR, Raker held several international internship and research assistant positions that took her to Palestine, South Africa, and Tanzania, among other places. Most recently, she worked as a research assistant for BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in Bethlehem, where she conducted research and supported advocacy against policies of forced displacement.
Raker holds a BA in Human Rights from Bard College, and speaks basic Arabic and intermediate Spanish.