Bailey Dinman is a research officer for the Center for Applied Research and Learning at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she supports applied research related to democratic transitions, voting rights, and electoral operations and leads updates to ElectionGuide.org, the most comprehensive and timely source of verified election information available online. She also co-leads IFES’s internal Knowledge Management Initiative Working Group on Gender.
Before joining IFES, Dinman worked for various organizations in the democracy, human rights, and governance space, including the United Nations Foundation, Freedom House, Amnesty International, and the U.N. Information Center in Washington, D.C. In these roles, she supported grassroots coalitions of human rights advocates by mobilizing action pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals, refugee resettlement, and closing civil space. She has also coordinated multistakeholder efforts to bolster support for strong U.S. leadership in multilateral organizations and efforts to counter democratic backsliding.
Dinman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland (UMD), where she majored in government and politics. While at UMD, Dinman earned minors in international development and conflict management and public policy.