Arina O. Grossu

Fellow, Center on Human Exceptionalism

Arina O. Grossu, M.A., M.S., is a Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. She focuses on the protection of human dignity, human rights, and the sanctity of human life from fertilization to natural death. Her areas of expertise include abortion, women’s health, bioethics, conscience, pornography, sex trafficking, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. She is the founder and principal at Areté Global Consulting where she works on policy, bioethics, communications, and strategic partnerships. She is a guest contributor at Charlotte Lozier Institute, contributor to Liberty University’s Standing for Freedom Center, and an author at the National Catholic Register.  She is part of a bioethics working group at the Heritage Foundation.  Ms. Grossu is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

Ms. Grossu is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Philosophy. She earned her M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary and an M.A. in Theology, magna cum laude, from the Dominican House of Studies. She is also certified in Health Care Ethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center. She is an alumna of the Vita Institute at the University of Notre Dame, an intensive intellectual formation program for leaders in the national and international pro-life movement.

During the Trump Administration, Ms. Grossu worked as a Senior Communications Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office for Civil Rights, protecting conscience, religious freedom rights, and civil rights in healthcare.  She is the former Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council where she was a spokeswoman and policymaker on life and human dignity issues. 

Ms. Grossu has done television interviews on CNN, ABC, BBC, Fox News, EWTN, and CBN. Her articles and commentary have appeared in USA Today, LA Times, National Review, Bloomberg, Townhall, The Federalist, Washington Times, Daily Signal, Washington Examiner, National Catholic Register, Daily Caller, Christian Post, and others.

Ms. Grossu has presented lectures at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women; Trinity International University’s Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity; University of Notre Dame; Regent University Law School’s Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law; and Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bastian Center for the Study of Human Trafficking.  She has testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

Ms. Grossu is a Dame of Malta, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, and a National Board Member of the Salesian Sisters Partners Circle.  She is also a Claremont Speechwriters’ Fellow and a Leonine Fellow.