Juliette Verlaque is a program assistant for the Artists at Risk Connection at PEN America. She holds a BA in political science and human rights from Barnard College, where she wrote numerous front-page investigative stories as a senior staff writer for the Columbia Daily Spectator. She also studied abroad in Chile during her junior year and served as a research assistant for a critically acclaimed book on international peacebuilding during her senior year. Previously, Verlaque was an intern with the ACLU’s communications team and PEN America’s U.S. Free Expression Programs, and most recently spent a year as a paralegal at Clayman & Rosenberg. She loves dogs, enjoys musicals and long-form journalism, and holds a third degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.