Ally Hermes is originally from Cincinnati, OH. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies and International Politics from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Here she studied Peacebuilding and Human Rights with a concentration on forced migration. Ally also explored immigration law, non-proliferation and green-villages while working with various non-profits in Chicago. She now lives in Washington D.C. where she hopes to build a career advocating for vulnerable populations through dismantling institutions of war and exploitation.