Perris Richter

Associate Director, Innovation Lab

Perris Richter, a design and operations strategist with expertise in issues of the information landscape and democracy, serves as Associate Director of Human Rights First’s Innovation Lab. 

Previously, Perris served in leadership at MIT Media Lab’s Center for Constructive Communication, which brings together practitioners in emerging technologies and social science to address the effects of deepening societal fragmentation in America. Before that, Perris was Lead Design and Innovation Strategist at Fuseproject, where she supported new initiatives and product launches with USAID, Paypal, Samsung, and the city of San Francisco. 

Perris earned an MsC in Behavioral Economics at the London School of Economics, and a BA from Northwestern University.