Ciara Moezidis is a fellow for PEN America’s Digital Safety and Free Expression team. She is a dual master’s candidate at Harvard Divinity School and The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where she focuses on human rights issues of ethnoreligious persecution, apartheid, and genocide in the MENA region. She is passionate about bringing a more human-rights-centered and religiously-literate approach to U.S. foreign policy. Born and raised in California, Ciara attended Santa Clara University, where she served as student body president and held internships on Capitol Hill, at the Project on Middle East Democracy, and with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. She spent last summer in Israel/Palestine and speaks Spanish, Farsi and dabbles in Levantine Arabic. She hopes to enter into the international human rights advocacy field upon graduation.