Rory Mondshein

International Association for Political Science Students; Carnegie New Leader; Robert J. Myers Fellow, 2019

Rory Mondshein is a human rights advocate with tne years of experience in multi-level policy and communications work. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Bard College and a Masters of Science in human rights from the London School of Economics & Political Science, Mondshein has supplemented her international NGO experiences with local-level human rights-based policymaking.

In addition to coordinating educational programs in over a dozen countries, Mondshein has contributed to local politics through her advocacy, community work, and social impact program—Make It Appn—which used technology to help New Yorkers get access to social services and shelters.

As a full-time constituent liaison at the New York State Assembly, Mondshein works with a strong team to both help and empower constituents to resolve their issues through education and empowerment. She supplements her local-level work in the Assembly and Participatory Budgeting by serving as the social media manager for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, the regional coordinator for the International Association for Political Science's United States and Canada Division, and a Carnegie New Leader. As a Robert J. Myers Fellow, Mondshein focuses on the economics and externalities of disability exclusion in the United States.