Liberty Vittert is currently serving as the Mitchell Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She studied mathematics and political science at MIT and Russian language at Harvard. She then spent a year in Paris at the Le Cordon Bleu and mostly recently completed her PhD in mathematics and statistics with a focus on facial shape analysis. She is particularly interested in using facial shape analysis to help children who have been harmed through warfare, an issue facing refugee camps around the world.
Liberty’s family has been involved with USA for UNHCR since its inception in 1989. Growing up around the issue has provided Liberty with a unique view of the challenges refugees face and she cares deeply about helping to make a difference. She participated in Model UN in high school and college, focusing exclusively on human rights and human trafficking, and she has had a long-term interest in the plight of refugees around the world.