Andrea Lampros

Andrea Lampros

Associate Director

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Andrea Lampros, Associate Director, Human Rights Center 

Andrea Lampros is the Associate Director at the Human Rights Center and the co-founder and resiliency manager of the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab. She helps to lead the center's work at the intersection of journalism and human rights as well as on communications and development. In fall 2016, Andrea joined Alexa Koenig in co-founding the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, the first university-based effort of its kind. She provides training on resiliency and secondary trauma to students at UC Berkeley and other UC campuses, as well as to journalists and human rights professionals. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, she worked on grassroots efforts related to U.S. policy in Central America and immigrant and refugee rights. She was a principal editor and chief proposal writer on the marketing and communications team at Berkeley’s University Development and Alumni Relations and the first development director for UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. An alumna of Berkeley’s J-School, she spent more than a decade working as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer. Her writing has appeared in the Contra Costa Times, East Bay Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, Huffington Post, California Journal, and other publications. She contributed a chapter about the labor movement to The Real Las Vegas: Life Beyond the Strip (Oxford University Press, 1997) co-wrote a chapter for Silent Witness about the use of DNA in El Salvador’s search for disappeared children (Oxford University Press, 2020), and is working with Alexa Koenig on Graphic (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) about reactions to traumatic content. She is an instructor for a Graduate School of Journalism course on open source investigations in spring 2021.  Contact Andrea