Bogotá, Colombia

With the support of a Public Service Venture Fund fellowship, Silvia will work at Dejusticia in Bogotá, Colombia, where she will be a part of the litigation team. She will work on local and international human rights cases at the local and international level. At HLS, Silvia was a clinical student with the Human Rights Clinic for three semesters, where she worked on a case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding prisoners’ rights in Brazil and on a Torture Victims Protection Act case regarding events in Bolivia in 2003. She also worked on issues of child welfare for a semester with the Child Advocacy Clinic. Her summers were spent researching transitional justice issues at Dejusticia and representing unaccompanied immigrant minors at Kids in Need of Defense-Houston. She served as Co-President of La Alianza during 3L and was involved in the Harvard Human Rights Journal and HLS Parody during her time at HLS.