Program Officer

Sonali Dhawan

Sonali Dhawan is a program officer with the ABA Justice Defenders Program, supporting the Middle East & North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Eurasia divisions in addition to coordinating the Program's press and social media engagement. Prior to joining the Program, Ms. Dhawan interned at Save the Children, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International USA. She was a recipient of the Harvard University-coordinated Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowship in Amman, Jordan, where she also volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project. Ms. Dhawan holds a B.A. in Arabic & Islamic Studies and Government from Georgetown University. She speaks Formal and Levantine Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, and conversational Spanish.