Raza & Igualdad
Christina Fetterhoff (CLAS '04) oversees the implementation of Race and Equality’s programs, and designs strategies to advance organizational goals in collaboration with civil society partners.
Before joining Race and Equality, Christina was a Fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Her interest in social justice issues in Latin America has led her to study transitional justice in Argentina, intern with an indigenous rights organization in Ecuador, and eventually become a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. While there, Christina worked with community leaders to expand local government services, especially for women and children.
Christina received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where she specialized in international human rights law and gender issues, and also holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College. She is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.
Reflecting upon her experience at CLAS, she said: “Through studying at CLAS I gained the foundational knowledge that has helped me to understand the diverse and intersecting forms of inequality present in Latin America and the Caribbean. In my work now, as Director of Programs at the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, I put that knowledge into practice to develop innovative programs with our civil society partners. These programs strive to address those inequalities in sustainable ways through capacity building trainings, documentation of human rights violations, litigation, and advocacy.”