Colleen Scribner (she/her) is the Senior Manager for Protection Programs on the Artists at Risk Connection team. Before joining PEN America, she worked for nearly six years at Freedom House, rising from Senior Program Associate to Program Manager on the Emergency Assistance Program. From her time with Freedom House, she brings experience with designing and implementing global civil society protection and socio-political change programming, including rapid response grantmaking. Prior to Freedom House, she held roles at the Public International Law and Policy Group, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. She was also the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy 2020 Human Rights Fellow, where she was selected as a rising foreign policy analyst to publish on pressing human rights topics. She holds an M.A. from American University’s School of International Service in Global Governance, Politics, and Security.