Andrea Lampros

associate director Berkeley Human Rights Center

Andrea Lampros is the Associate Director at the Berkeley Human Rights Center and Resiliency Manager of the Human Rights Investigations Lab. In fall 2016, Andrea helped to launch the center’s Human Rights Investigations Lab, the first university-based effort of its kind, training students from multiple disciplines in open source discovery and verification. She continues to work closely with the lab students on resiliency to secondary trauma. Andrea is currently helping to coordinate the development of an open source investigations protocol, which is designed to help journalists and activists better understand how the information they collect can be helpful to legal accountability processes for human rights abuses and mass atrocity. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, she worked on grassroots efforts related to U.S. policy in Central America and immigrant and refugee rights. An alumna of Berkeley’s J-School, she spent more than a decade working as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer. Her writing has appeared in the Contra Costa Times, East Bay Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, Huffington Post, California Journal, and other publications. She contributed a chapter about the labor movement to The Real Las Vegas: Life Beyond the Strip (Oxford University Press) and is currently collaborating on a chapter about the use of DNA in El Salvador’s search for disappeared children, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

read more