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Alejandra Torres

Research Scholar, Global Justice Clinic

Biography:

María Alejandra Torres García (she/ella) is a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow working as a Research Scholar on the following Global Justice Clinic projects: the Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative; Haiti Justice and International Accountability and Rights without Borders: Haitian Immigrant Rights; Torture, Rendition, and Disappearances; and the Human Rights Resilience Project.

 

Alejandra graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2022, where she was a Derrick Bell Scholar for Public Service, a Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellow, a Critical Legal Empowerment Symposium Fellow for NYU’s Bernstein Institute, and a Book Annotations Editor for NYU’s Journal of International Law and Politics.  During law school, she was also a student advocate with the Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative, an International Law and Human Rights Fellow at the International Law Commission, a Voting Rights Project Legal Intern at the ACLU, and a judicial intern at S.D.N.Y.  In past years, she has worked primarily with immigrants, women, children, and racialized minorities through grassroots organizing, policy analysis, and legal services.

 

Alejandra graduated summa cum laude from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with the self-titled concentration, “Empire and Postcolonial Subjectivity” in 2018.  Alejandra was selected to be a speaker at the 2018 Gallatin Senior Symposium where her presentation was titled “Borderlands: U.S. Empire, México, and Postcolonial Mestizaje.”  She also obtained a postgraduate Specialization in Human Rights and Access to Justice in Latin America at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2019.  Alejandra is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in French.