Disability Justice Activist
Anna Landre is a multi-award winning disability justice activist and PhD researcher at University College London. Her work spans the disciplines of humanitarian relief, international development, urban planning, comparative policy, and community-building, often focusing on the “implementation gap” between disability laws and disabled people's everyday realities. Anna works as the Director of Global Research and Response at The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a disability-led disaster response organization. There, she recently spearheaded the launch of an evacuation and humanitarian aid mechanism for disabled Ukrainians being left behind in the current war. Before this, she served the Washington, DC government as a twice-elected Advisory Neighbourhood Commissioner. Anna's advocacy has been featured in outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Vogue, and others. She was also just ranked fourth on the Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100, a list of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. Anna grew up in New Jersey, USA.