Alicia Ceccanese is a staff attorney with the Justice Defenders Program and TrialWatch Programming. She earned a J.D. and “Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies” certificate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019. She was the recipient of the 2019 Bettina Pruckmayr Award for Human Rights, presented each year to a graduating J.D. student who has demonstrated a commitment to international human rights work. During her time at Georgetown Law, she worked with the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the International Center for Not-for-Profit law (ICNL). Ms. Ceccanese was a co-author of the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute’s 2018 fact-finding report on violence and discrimination against LGBT persons in Guyana. Through the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, she worked on strategic human rights litigation challenging laws limiting access of women married under customary law to the rights and remedies of the formal civil courts of Botswana. Ms. Ceccanese also holds a master’s degree in public policy and international law from the American University of Paris and a B.A. in foreign languages from Indiana University, Bloomington.