Piper Hendricks serves as IHEP's Director of Communications & External Affairs, where she leads IHEP's strategic communications efforts. An advocacy and communications expert, Hendricks lives and works at the intersection of advocacy, storytelling, and brain science.
After interning with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Hendricks began her career as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson. Following a federal judicial clerkship in the Southern District of Florida, she worked for several years in international human rights litigation.
Disappointed by the number of important cases that never reached trial and inspired by the impact of media engagement and federal advocacy, she founded p.h. balanced films, a nonprofit that would go on to launch programming specifically for women seeking to use storytelling, including film, to advocate for the causes that matter most to them and their communities. Hendricks also served several years as the first Director of Advocacy Communications at Habitat for Humanity International and later joined the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) to head their global communications.
Hendricks graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University, where she majored in communications, and earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Michigan.