Sharon Kelly McBride
Sharon Kelly McBride oversees Human Rights First’s advocacy campaigns, government relations work, and the mobilization of partners and constituents around the organization’s public policy agenda. She previously served as Human Rights First’s director of communications and, in her first role with the organization, led a successful effort, in partnership with leaders from the national security community, to educate the presidential candidates in the 2008 election about the dangers of policies authorizing torture.
Before joining Human Rights First, she served as Research Director and Policy Advisor for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Senate Democratic Communications Center. She has worked on numerous national and state-level political campaigns.
Sharon is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and earned a law degree from Harvard. She is a Truman Security Fellow and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.