Meredith Larson is UUSC’s Director of Advocacy and Strategic Communications. In this role, she supports and manages the organization’s advocacy, organizing, and strategic communications team and collaborates across teams to lead UUSC’s advocacy work.
Prior to assuming this position, Larson led advocacy campaigning on humanitarian crises for Oxfam America and served as the director of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking for Humanity United. Before that, she served as Campaign Director with Amnesty International USA, leading advocacy campaigns on human rights issues in the US and internationally, including violence against women, country-specific crises, the arms trade, and children in US immigration detention.
In her work on human rights, Larson has actively collaborated with member activists, survivors, and faith, NGO, and public figure allies. She co-chaired Coalition Missing, a survivors’ advocacy group and former project of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA that focused on human rights in Guatemala and U.S. declassification of human rights information. Larson received her BA from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she focused her research on public health and treatment approaches with survivors of torture and organized violence. She is fluent in Spanish and has elementary proficiency in French.