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Annabel Short is the Deputy Director of ALIGN.  She oversees ALIGN’s research and communications, and supports the Executive Director on ALIGN’s strategy and its implementation. Annabel also co-ordinates the Transform Don’t Trash coalition.  Prior to joining ALIGN in April 2017, Annabel was Deputy Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, an international non-profit.  She directed the Center’s program on labor rights and its regional Asia and Middle East programs, and initiated its Climate Justice program, as well as serving on the senior management team.  Annabel has initiated and overseen projects focused on the rights of migrant workers in the construction industry, forced labor in global supply chains, and local community documentation of rights abuses, among others.  Originally from the UK, Annabel moved to New York City in 2007 and is passionate about driving change at the city level.  In 2011 she interviewed 52 people in her neighborhood for her blog “30th Ave – A Year in the Life of a Street”.  She has written for publications including the Guardian, Geographical, Open Democracy, the Ecologist and Resurgence.  Annabel has an MSc in International Development from University of London, MA in Spanish and French from Edinburgh University, and postgraduate diploma in periodical journalism from City University (London).  She lives in Astoria, Queens with her husband and their two sons.