The Founders


Dr. Noah Bardach

Dr. Noah Bardach (CTO and co-founder) is a software executive, UI/UX expert and human rights advocate. He holds a PhD in Art History, with a focus on political art and propaganda theory. Noah has worked in diverse fields, from leading an organic agriculture project in Southern Mexico to serving as an expert in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Together with CEO Hope Farley, Noah co-founded UHRI in 2016.


Hope Rieser Farley

Hope Rieser Farley (CEO and co-founder) is a producer and screenwriter with a background in human rights and refugee rights. She has worked with Tibetan and Somali refugee communities, and for human rights defender Mandira Sharma, in Nepal. Hope believes in the power of storytelling for social change. Across mediums, her projects aim to promote tolerance and social justice.