Experience & Background

Sofía was born and raised in Mexico. Sofía attended Universidad Iberoamericana, where she obtained her legal degree in 2013. Sofia worked as an associate at the Mexican law firm González Calvillo, S.C. before she decided to continue her legal studies in Washington, DC. At the age of 26, Sofía attended American University Washington College of Law, where she obtained her Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law specialized in International Huma Rights Law. After receiving her LLM in 2016, Sofía decided to pursue an American Law degree (JD).

During her JD, Sofía interned for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where she supported the ICRC’s work in monitoring the US Government’s recent immigration policies, analyzing whether they were in compliance with domestic and international law, as well as monitoring the US Government’s interpretation of its obligations under the Geneva Conventions and other international treaties. In 2017, Sofía worked with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), where she aided the organization’s protection of human rights via strategic litigation of cases filed before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

While studying her LLM, Sofía worked as Dean’s Fellow for the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez. She developed hands-on experience in protections against torture, as well as analysis of individuals’ petitions, and communications to government officials. Before moving to Washington, DC, Sofia was a Corporate, Banking, and Finance attorney at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. She was responsible for the analysis of diverse financial regulations, regulatory consultations for clients, and drafting and translating different financial and banking agreements.