Melissa C. del Aguila
Melissa del Aguila is the associate director of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law. Ms. del Aguila manages the day-to-day operations of the Center, oversees implementation of strategic human rights programming, and works with partner organizations across the U.S. and around the world to advance human rights initiatives related to core program areas of the Center. Ms. del Aguila has directed human rights education projects with partners in Colombia and Pakistan, and currently manages a project on land dispute resolution in Cambodia and Vietnam. Through this work, she has developed an expertise in monitoring and evaluation. Ms. del Aguila previously worked with RFK Human Rights on issues relating to the education, non-discrimination, and equal protection rights of minority groups in the Americas. She served as a Princeton-in-Latin America Fellow at the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in San José, Costa Rica, where she supported projects promoting gender equity and civic engagement in Central America. Ms. del Aguila previously held research positions at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and coordinated legal representation for unaccompanied minors as a Legal Fellow with the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.
A.B. in Politics, Princeton University
J.D., Cornell Law School
LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, Cornell Law School