Joanna Naples-Mitchell is the NYU School of Law Fellow at Human Rights Watch for 2018-2019. She works in the Children’s Rights Division. During law school, she conducted research and advocacy on the conflict in Yemen, interned with human rights organizations in Sri Lanka and Jordan, and served as a research assistant for Professor Philip Alston. She also carried out an independent research project on U.S. policy on condolence payments for civilian casualties, for which she conducted interviews and obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). She previously worked for more than four years as a paralegal with the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law.