Annabel Short is the Deputy Director of ALIGN. She supports the Executive Director on ALIGN’s strategy and its implementation, and oversees ALIGN’s research and communications. Prior to joining ALIGN in April 2017, Annabel was Deputy Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, an international non-profit. She managed the Centre’s labor rights program and its regional Asia and Middle East programs, as well as serving on the senior management team. Annabel has significant experience designing, fundraising for and executing successful projects to strengthen the rights of workers and local communities affected by business activities. She has managed initiatives that aim to build respect for the rights of migrant workers in the construction industry, eradicate forced labor from global supply chains, and strengthen 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”. 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.