Area of Focus: Lord's Resistance Army
Location: California, San Diego
Deanna Malmquist currently works for Invisible Children as In House Counsel and Director of Human Resources. She received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego, and graduated from Bethel University Minnesota with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science. Prior to finding her way to Invisible Children, she worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with soldiers who suffered from combat injuries including PTSD. Study and volunteer service have taken Deanna to Europe, Africa, Central and South America where she has witnessed the effects of mass atrocities firsthand. Malmquist will use the 2014 Carl Wilkens Fellowship year to focus on raising awareness about the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict and other mass atrocities in central Africa.