Ivonne Garza is a senior associate with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Garza worked as a human rights specialist at the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, she worked at the Center for Justice and International Law, leading America’s Network on Nationality and Statelessness and on the strategic litigation of diverse cases at the international level. Garza has also done consultancy work for diverse institutions, including the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and has lectured classes and capacity building workshops in diverse countries of the Americas.

Garza obtained her law degree at Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey in Mexico. She also holds an LL.M. in international legal studies from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in human rights and humanitarian action with a specialty in diplomacy from Sciences Po PSIA, and a master’s degree in legal argumentation from University of Alicante.

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