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Silvia Ruiz

Silvia graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 2017 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2012. At Harvard Law School, she was part of the Human Rights Clinic, where she worked on two high-impact cases: one on the rights of people deprived of their liberty in Brasil and the other on extrajudicial executions and other crimes against humanity committed by high governing officials in Bolivia in 2003.

She also participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic. She was a summer intern at Dejusticia in 2015 in the Transitional Justice research area and at Kids in Need of Defense in Houston, working on the asylum and other judicial claims of immigrant and refugee children, in 2016. Before law school, she worked as a legal assistant on the immigration cases of detained unaccompanied children in Texas. At Dejusticia, she was a fellow in the Litigation area, sponsored by the Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund.

She currently works as a Researcher in the Internationalization area, with a focus on the displacement of people from Venezuela into other countries in the region as a result of the humanitarian crisis, and on migration and refugee issues more broadly.

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