Alejandra is one of the top experts in refugee law in Mexico. Based in Mexico City, Alejandra oversees the activities and operations of the Asylum Access Mexico’s seven offices across the country. She also sits on the Citizens’ Council of the National Institute for Migration, giving her and Asylum Access Mexico substantial powers of government oversight and advocacy.
Alejandra first joined in June of 2015, when Asylum Access Mexico was created to fill the gap in legal empowerment for refugees near Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala. Prior to joining Asylum Access, Alejandra worked for many years as a legal advocate for refugees with Sin Fronteras IAP and drafted legislation to prevent gender-based violence at the National Institute for Women (INMUJERES) in Mexico City.
Alejandra is a certified lawyer in Mexico and holds a MA in Human Rights from Universidad Iberoamericana, a Diploma in Corporate Law from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), as well as a BA in Law from the University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP).