director State and Local Program, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Ms. Edelman is the Director of International and State-Legislative Campaigns for Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. She conducts strategic education and outreach campaigns to state and local officials about the implications of trade agreements for state regulatory authority and local control. She also works with international civil society allies to raise awareness about WTO financial deregulation. Before joining Global Trade Watch, Ms. Edelman collaborated with grassroots community organizations as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador and as an Americorps VISTA volunteer in North Philadelphia to launch community education programs and small business projects. Ms. Edelman speaks fluent Spanish and earned a B.A. in History from George Washington University.