Grace Meng is a human rights researcher, advocate, and writer. As a senior researcher in the US Program at Human Rights Watch, she focuses primarily on the rights of immigrants in the United States. She has written reports on such topics as farmworkers’ vulnerability to sexual harassment and violence, the impact of the War on Drugs on immigration law, and abusive immigration detention conditions. She has also collaborated with artists and photographers on multimedia features to make human rights more immediate and relevant to a wider audience, including an exhibit on immigration on display at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Grace and her work have been cited or published in a wide range of outlets, including Politico, NPR, USA Today, and the Washington Post.
Before joining Human Rights Watch, Meng practiced immigration law and advocated for low-income immigrant workers with the Asian Law Caucus. Meng is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.