Aaron has joined the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia as child protection regional advisor in 2017. Previously, Aaron was chief of child protection in the UNICEF Myanmar office for four years where he oversaw UNICEF’s policy, legislative and programmatic support to the Government of Myanmar and non-governmental partners relating to justice for children, social welfare reforms, trafficking, extreme forms of child labor, migration, protection in emergencies and children and armed conflict. Previous to Myanmar, Aaron was the chief of protection for UNICEF in the Georgia Country Office for four years where, amongst other issues, he helped steer the child care and social work reforms, assisting the Government to close nearly all the large residential care facilities in the country and expand foster care and prevention services. Aaron has also worked in the Strategic Planning Unit of the United Nations Office of the Secretary General; at Columbia University’s Center for International Organization and Security; and for the government in his hometown of New York City. He has an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Administration, and a B.A. in English Literature from Union College.