Prachi Vidwans is a research associate at HRF. She previously served as its communications specialist. In 2016, Prachi graduated with her M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, where she studied democratization and conflict. Previously, she served as assistant editor of Democracy Lab, a journalistic partnership between Foreign Policy magazine and the Legatum Institute, which provided coverage of countries undergoing democratic transition. She also contributed editing, research, and photography to a women’s empowerment project run by Global Concerns Leadership in Bangalore, India. She comes to HRF with five years of editing experience and a passion for democracy promotion, conflict resolution, and human rights.