Javier is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he obtained a B.A. in Legal Translation from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2013. After graduating, he worked as a Visa Assistant at the Consulate of the U.S. Embassy in Argentina for two years, which influenced him to go further into the international field and apply for an internship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. With the understanding that staying in Washington, DC would be key for advancing his career, after his internship Javier joined the International Monetary Fund as a Staff Assistant in the Western Hemisphere Department, where he is learning about the region from a political economy perspective. By pursuing a MA in Latin American Studies, Javier hopes to obtain the necessary tools to address many of the issues affecting the Americas.
Concentration: Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Research Area (Substantive): Migration Policy; Refugee Law; Human Rights Violations Research Area (Geographic): South America Certificate: Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies