Annie Sovcik, JD, is the Director of the Washington Office of the Center for Victims of Torture.
Ms. Sovcik has spent almost ten years working on refugee, asylum and immigration policies. Prior to joining CVT, Ms. Sovcik was the Advocacy Counsel for the Refugee Protection Program at Human Rights First where she focused on laws and policies impacting refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Ms. Sovcik was also a Staff Attorney with the Access to Justice and Children’s Services units at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a law student, she interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Washington, DC and the Pro Bono Asylum Representation Program in Harlingen, TX. Prior to law school, Ms. Sovcik taught English in Shanghai, China. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and received her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver. Ms. Sovcik is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and presently serves at the Vice-Chair of Refugee Council USA.