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Sharon Kelly McBride

Vice President, Outreach & Engagement

Sharon Kelly McBride is responsible for advancing Human Rights First’s campaign, government relations, and legal objectives by organizing 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 efforts 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 graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and earned a law degree from Harvard.

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