Lauren Seibert is a researcher in the Refugee and Migrant Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, monitoring and documenting human rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant populations. Previously, as a consultant researcher in the Children’s Rights Division, Lauren documented armed group attacks on teachers, students and schools in Burkina Faso; as a fellow in the Africa Division, she led research and advocacy on abuses against talibé children in Senegal. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Global Media from Arcadia University and a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia, where she was a 2018-2019 Rotary Peace Fellow. While in Australia, Lauren volunteered with NGOs providing legal, emergency, and community support to refugees and asylum seekers. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she spent two years in Senegal with the US Peace Corps, focusing on public health and child protection. She has also worked in communications for non-profit organizations in the US and Kenya.