Becca Balis is a human rights lawyer working as a social sustainability consultant with ELEVATE. Becca previously worked with UNHCR, ICRC, HIAS, and the International Rescue Committee on forced migration response and U.S. humanitarian immigration law. She supported HIAS’ lawsuits against the refugee ban and travel ban in 2017. Becca also has consulted with the World Bank, implementing the Bank’s sustainability projects and managing gender based violence prevention work across investments. She has lived and worked in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, West Africa, and the Caribbean, implementing international human rights and development projects for the UN and international NGOs. She is also a board member of the International Migrants’ Bill of Rights and a Senior Advisor with RISE Travel Institute, promoting sustainable travel. Becca received the Pruckmayr Human Rights Award at Georgetown Law, where she earned her JD and was a Blume Public Interest Scholar. She also studied at the University of Pennsylvania and earned certificates in sustainable finance and ESG from Berkeley Law. Becca is normally found biking around Brooklyn, finding free outdoor yoga classes, trying to catch up on editing her travel photography, and buying even more books (despite the precarious pile waiting for her at home).