Holly Dranginis is a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, where she focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Prior to joining Enough, Holly earned her law degree at Berkeley Law School. While there, she interned for the United States Mission to the United Nations and for the prosecution team on the case against former Liberian President Charles Taylor in The Hague. She helped defend two death row inmates and conducted extensive mitigation investigations in Texas. In a trial before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Holly successfully litigated a case against the government of Guatemala that involved forced disappearances and torture charges.
Before law school, Holly was a program director at Insight Collaborative and spent a year in Northern Uganda, where she facilitated the work of International Criminal Court, or ICC, intermediaries and piloted a violence-prevention program in war-affected primary schools in the North. She also worked as a consultant to former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In 2006 and 2007, Holly was a Fulbright scholar in Guatemala, where she investigated criminal trials, reparations, and truth-telling mechanisms related to Guatemala’s genocide.
Holly holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a B.A. in international relations and history from Connecticut College. She speaks Spanish.