Alyson Neel has spent her career elevating overlooked stories of women and girls, through journalism, policy design and advocacy. Her work spans Turkey, the United States and most recently, Myanmar. Neel has worked to shed light on and address many manifestations of gender inequity, including gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and the gender wage gap, with The Washington Post, UN Women, and the Offices of Louisiana Senator “JP” Morrell and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Neel recently returned to New York after spending 18 months in Yangon, Myanmar, where she was supporting a local women’s organization. On the side, she authored “Girl Power in Myanmar,” a bilingual children’s book about 14 pioneering women throughout Myanmar history. For that project, she did original reporting, and brought on board five Myanmar artists, all women, to illustrate the book. Neel holds a MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a B.A. in political communication from Louisiana State University.