Trey Walk

Democracy Researcher & Advocate, US Program

Trey Walk is democracy researcher and advocate for Human Rights Watch’s US Program. In this role Trey documents and challenges threats to voting rights, access to truthful information, and civic engagement, and he collaborates with movements working to promote robust multiracial democracy in the United States. 
Trey came to HRW from the Groundwork Project, where he managed the commitment of over $2 million of grant funding to grassroots community organizers in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. He also developed advocacy training and capacity-building support for civic leaders in these states. Prior to Groundwork, Trey was a project manager at the Equal Justice Initiative, where he facilitated EJI’s Community Remembrance Project, an effort to support advocates across the nation confront local histories of lynching and racial violence. Trey was a researcher and educator for EJI’s public history projects that link mass incarceration and the history of racial injustice in the US.

Trey has worked with a number of organizations on community organizing, direct client services, and policy advocacy. He currently serves on the leadership team of Political Healers Project, a national organization that provides healing justice and leadership development training. Originally from South Carolina, Trey graduated with a B.A. in History with Honors from Duke University.