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, and is responsible for managing the campaign's international staff team as well as the development and implementation of strategy. 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 an Associate with Reaching Critical Will. Prior to this position, she was a visiting Disarmament Fellow with the Los Alamos Study Group and has worked as a part-time Researcher for Reaching Critical Will. She is a co-founder of NPT-TV a project of the International Law Campaign, that aimed to bring reports on nuclear disarmament diplomacy to a larger audience. Mia has a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany.