UHRI Team Members


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.


Rebecca Cannara

Rebecca Cannara, M.A., (Executive Director) has worked in social work and education for the past 20 years. She has served youth and families experiencing homelessness, developed a cooperative preschool, and produced online curriculum for middle school and high school level mathematics courses. She is a trained mediator and domestic violence counselor and has a master’s in Education from UCLA, where she conducted research on providing intergroup dialogue as part of the professional training of pre-service educators. She received her training in the University of Michigan model of intergroup dialogue at UCLA.


Hope Rieser Farley

Hope Rieser Farley (Co-founder and President of the Board) 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.


Manpreet Dhillon Brar

Manpreet Dhillon Brar (Director of Community Programs) is a doctoral student at UCLA in Human Development and Psychology, within the school of Education. She has published and presented her work on dialogue, societal “isms” and immigration at various national conferences. She has completed training for intergroup dialogue at the University of Michigan and at UCLA and has facilitated classes on race and gender at UCLA and at CSUN. Mrs. Dhillon Brar has also worked as a diversity trainer with various organizations. She plans to continue her work with race, gender and other isms in order to promote inclusion and acceptance within school and community settings.