Krizna has an LLM with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from Harvard, and BA in Political Science and JD from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Before working as a Presidential Fellow at the Open Society Foundations in New York, she was a human rights lawyer and law lecturer in the Philippines, and worked with other Asian organizations on access to justice. In Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Uganda, Krizna worked on issues on education, gender-based violence and extractive industries, and protecting human rights defenders. She is a research coordinator and senior researcher focusing on Dejusticia’s work on the closing of space for civil society, as well as our solidarity work with human rights defenders at risk across the Global South. Krizna coordinates Dejusticia’s international work.