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Lauren Galacia

Program Manager, Asia

Lauren Galacia manages the Asia program.  Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma. During Burma’s 2012 by-elections, she collaborated with civil society organizations to identify gender-related barriers to political participation and organize a marketplace voter education project that targeted women. Earlier, she lived in western India while working to increase the capacity of grassroots development organizations. Lauren holds a B.A.in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.A. in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia.