Aura Guerrero is a junior associate with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.
Prior to joining O’Neill, Guerrero externed and worked in private practice in Washington D.C. and Virginia, particularly in immigration law, international arbitration, and white-collar services. As part of her work, she actively prepared filings and witnesses for immigration merit hearings, as well as for several lawsuits regarding the family separation policy implemented at the U.S.- Mexican border. Guerrero has also worked at the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and has traveled to Latin America as an electoral observer on behalf of the Organization of the American States (OAS).
Before moving to the U.S. in 2017, Guerrero was an advisor and human rights and gender coordinator at the Electoral Tribunal of Mexico City (Mexico). Additionally, she worked at the Electoral Institute of Mexico City, the Federal Criminal Court of the First Circuit of Mexico, and the Federal Electoral Court chamber in Toluca.
Guerrero is a New York Bar member and obtained her Mexican law degree at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City. She also holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Law from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and obtained an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center. Guerrero also has training on European and American Comparative Law at La Sorbonne and Cornell Universities. She is currently an at-large board member of the Hispanic D.C. Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC).