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KARLA QUINTANA OSUNA
Karla's current work as head of the Mexican National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons enlightens GRA's mission to guide victims, communities and other organizations through the process of understanding the requirements for finding international legal remedies when they are seeking redress or awareness. Her expertise navigating relationships with governmental offices, civil society and international organizations are key for GRA's mission of seeking effective remedies for victims. She holds a Law and PDH degree from the Autonomous University of Mexico and an LLM from Harvard University Law School.
Angelitas's combined expertise in international human rights law and political affairs at the Universal and Regional level guides GRA's results driven work and ambition to position the organization as key actor in the future development of international law. Her leadership as Director of the Advocacy and Litigation Program at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center strengthens GRA's mission to advise victims on the use of international mechanisms. A Colombian lawyer from the University of Ibague with an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame (United States), Ms. Baeyens is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Directing GRA's docket, Alejandra brings her extensive experience of working within international organizations and representing both individuals and groups in a variety of human rights cases. An Argentinian lawyer from the National University of Tucuman with a Master Degree from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, she teaches human rights advocacy at the University of Washington, School of Law, training students to seek justice and redress through the use of international human rights law.
Jennifer guides GRA's mission to educate global rights advocates and leaders. Her experience teaching, advising, and mentoring lawyers throughout the world as the Associate Director of the Sustainable International Development LLM Program at the University of Washington School of Law provides GRA with valuable global perspective and connections. She holds a JD from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Prior she was a litigation Associate with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
CATALINA SALDIVIA LAGOS
Catalina shapes GRA's vision on training lawyers on the use of international human rights law, incorporating students' perspectives at the organization and developing GRA seminars and workshops for Universities. Her experience working with children, youth, migrants and farmers enhance GRA's victim-centered approach in conducting human rights work. She is a Chilean-American pursuing a JD-LLM Degree in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law. She was selected as a Global Business Law Fellow for her interest on the intersection of business and human rights.
Manveer joins GRA with a professional background in local government and a passion for policy and human rights. Her work experience includes the Civil Division of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, the Snohomish County Executive Office, Wiese Law Corporation, and the Port of Seattle Commission. Manveer graduated in June 2020 from the University of Washington School of Law with her J.D. and is now pursuing her LL.M. in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law.
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Ida joined GRA with an extensive background working in China. Her prior work experience includes Teach for China, The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, and a Summer Associate position at Perkins Coie LLP. Ida is currently a 3L at the University of Washington School of Law pursuing both a JD and an LLM in Sustainable International Development.
Coming with a wealth of experience in Eastern Europe, Kenzie brings a profound sense of empathy in her work with human rights victims. She draws on her various experiences in the nonprofit world, from working at Landesa, World Relief, the Attorney General of Washington's Office, and currently the Allen Institute in Seattle. She is a 3L at the University of Washington School of Law pursuing both a JD and an LLM in Sustainable International Development.