Raquel Saavedra Pagliero is an international human rights lawyer and researcher with a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Masters of Advanced Studies from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her work involves using strategic litigation to expand and protect the rights of marginalized communities and advocating at the international level for greater human rights protections. 

Her research interests focus on the Inter-American system of human rights and Latin American legal innovations in indigenous and collective rights which can inform broader understandings of such rights at the global level. During her stay, her research will focus on the intersection between indigenous rights, the right to self-determination, and climate action.