Brittany Hamzy is the Senior Information Integrity Officer for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Digital Democracy team, where she contributes to the Information Integrity portfolio. In this capacity, she leads program implementation related to mis- and disinformation, crisis communications, and ways to improve information integrity during election periods and beyond, while supporting external relationship building.
Prior to joining IFES, much of her work focused around democracy building, human rights promotion, and human trafficking eradication in the MENA region and worldwide. In her latest role as Program Manager- Policy, Advocacy and Movement Building at Free the Slaves, she conducted research and high-level advocacy campaigns on human trafficking & modern slavery at the international and UN levels, while fostering connections and coordination across human rights movements. Her work on human trafficking has been published on platforms such as openDemocracy and Newsweek. As Deputy Director of the E-Collaborative for Civic Education, she led programming to foster democracy building, civic education, and digital resiliency in Iran and Afghanistan.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from New York University and a Master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, University of London.