Shreya Balhara is Program Officer for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk. She assesses applications for placement from potentially at-risk scholars. In her role, she also works with scholars and universities to arrange positions of temporary refuge. Prior to joining SAR, Shreya worked at PEN America, conducting advocacy efforts to address free expression violations and managing the emergency fund for at-risk writers. She received her M.A. in Human Rights with a focus on housing and development from Columbia University in 2015 and her B.A. in Political Science from New York University.