Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She monitors and analyzes many international processes related to disarmament and arms control. Ray is the editor of RCW’s reports and analysis of UN meetings and of several publications on subjects such as nuclear weapon modernization, myths and risks of nuclear power, and challenges to nuclear disarmament. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Study Group and on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. She previously worked with the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies as an associate editor of the Arms Control Reporter. Ray has an Honours BA from the University of Toronto in Peace and Conflict Studies and is pursuing an MA in Politics at the New School for Social Research.
Beatrice Fihn is the Manager of Reaching Critical Will. She monitors and analyzes a wide range of disarmament negotiations and discussions at the UN. She joined Reaching Critical Will in 2010 and prior to this position, she worked as a research officer at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, where she carried out research on geopolitics and global security in areas such as outer space and emerging strategic technologies. Beatrice is currently on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. She has a BA in International Relations from Stockholm University and a Masters of Law at University of London with a specialization in public international law.
Gabriella Irsten is an Associate with Reaching Critical Will. She has a joint master's degree in Humanitarian Action & Peace Building and Conflict Resolution (NOHA) from the Ruhr Universität Bochum in Germany and Uppsala University in Sweden. During her studies she has been actively involved in various women's groups in Stockholm, such as Amnesty Sweden's women activist group and Stockholm tjej-jouren.
Mia Gandenberger is a Researcher at Reaching Critical Will and works on the NPT Action Plan Monitoring project. Prior to this position, she has worked with the International Law Campaign, a German student peace movement and is a founding member of NPT-webcast, now NPT-TV. NPT-TV tries to bring reports on nuclear disarmament diplomacy to a larger audience. Mia is currently finishing her Bachelor degree in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany.