eyeWitness to Atrocities with Wendy Betts

This interview is part of our #WomeninTech series, in partnership with Women in Foreign Policy. Check out the written transcript of this interview here.

“The key is to be flexible; even if you find an opportunity that may not be in the area you think you are most interested in, the skills are often transferable to other jobs. So, you may be surprised at finding interest that you didn’t realize you had. The great thing about International Relations is that there is no wrong or right career path. All opportunities can add value, which opens you up to take risks.”


WENDY BETTS is Project Director for eyeWitness to Atrocities with twenty years of experience in international development, rule of law reform, and transitional justice. She has managed projects throughout Eastern Europe as well as in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and Haiti. She previously served as a Senior Program Manager in the International Programs Division of the National Center for State Courts and as the Director of the American Bar Association War Crimes Documentation Project. Ms. Betts has presented at international conferences on topics related to conflict prevention, war crimes, and accountability and co-authored a report entered as evidence in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Ms. Betts has a M.A. in International Relations/International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law