Peggy Healy began her career as a Maryknoll Sister Pediatric Nurse Practitioner living and working for over a decade as a front line health care worker and human rights advocate in Central America and Washington, DC. After her return to the United States, Peggy worked as a clinician in the Montefiore Medical Center Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the South Bronx. In 1996, she received her law degree from Fordham University where she became the Program Director for the Crowley Program in International Human Rights and taught for almost a decade as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Ms Healy worked as a Senior Consultant both at the Global Diversity Practice at Towers Perrin and at the Future Work Institute. She has extensive experience as a human rights consultant to multiple non-profit and non-governmental organizations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America promoting advocacy strategies designed to involve citizens, particularly young people and vulnerable sectors of the population, in social change.