Growing up in a small town affected by the Colombian conflict led me to dedicate myself  to the fight for justice and equality. I have designed and implemented advocacy and litigation strategies to address a variety of human rights issues. I use my legal knowledge and my sharp political judgment to create strategies with significant, long-lasting social impact.

As Executive Director of the Women's Equality Center (WEC), I serve as a principal strategist and lead WEC’s campaigns and operations. WEC's campaigns include efforts to legalize abortion and expand women’s rights in over 8 countries.

As an immigrant living in the U.S. in the post Roe v. Wade era, I saw no choice but to mobilize and advocate for reproductive freedom in my second home. Since then, I've worked in bringing the Latin-American Marea Verde (Green Wave) to the United States, advocating for reproductive rights and freedom for women in the U.S.

Prior to working with WEC, I worked at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), where I successfully created and implemented advocacy strategies. Working with the communications team, I conceptualized and led CRR's advocacy strategy to hold the Salvadoran government accountable for convicting dozens of women of aggravated murder following miscarriages and stillbirths. This strategy has significantly contributed to the release of over sixty-five women. I will keep fighting until all the women are free.

I received my law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and received an LL.M. with a concentration in Human Rights Law from the Washington College of Law at American University. I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2012.

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They want to control our bodies and our decisions, because if they control our autonomy, they decide for us. And if they decide for us, then we will not rise. And they are so afraid that we will rise up.


Three years ago, my partner and I decided to become parents. Our son is the greatest source of happiness in our lives. I’ll be honest, being a mother has not been easy, beginning with my rollercoaster experience with pregnancy and childbirth. Balancing work commitments, advocacy, and family has been challenging, but I would not change being a mother for anything in the world.

Without a doubt, my life was instantly transformed after becoming a mother, and my son means everything to me. It has always been clear to me that motherhood should be a choice, and becoming a mom reaffirmed this to me.

Photography: Dee Dwyer


Must know:

The Marea Verde or Green Wave refers to the feminist movement in favor of the decriminalization of abortion, which originated in Argentina and spread throughout Latin America and the world.

In 2003, the Argentinian women were fighting for their right for safe and legal abortion. During this time, the pañuelo verde, or green bandana, emerged as a symbol of the reproductive rights movement and as the emblem of the Argentinian Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion. The pañuelo rapidly became the central emblem of the cry for legal abortion, a symbol that transcended and evolved into the movement that is now the Green Wave.

With time, the Green Wave spilled across borders from Argentina into other countries of Latin America. Our uniting symbol reached the United States after the Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to legal abortion. Thousands of people have taken to the streets wearing green to show their support for abortion rights, unified with Latin American women in their fight for reproductive justice.


In 2020, Argentina’s Congress made the historic decision to legalize abortion. Within two years, the Marea Verde expanded in the region, with Mexico and Colombia decriminalizing abortion, too. The strength and power of the unifying symbol of the Marea Verde cannot be matched. Millions of women, girls, and those who can become pregnant have united to fight for their right to choose over decisions impacting their bodies. 

The reversal of Roe v. Wade has sent shock waves throughout the United States and beyond, limiting and criminalizing the access to safe abortion. The U.S. is only beginning to scratch the surface of the kinds of horrors that banning abortion will beget. Our neighbors in Latin America have understood this reality for years. Now, the Green Wave is taking claim in the U.S. and infusing a global energy into an American movement long stymied by partisan politics.

Our collective history, throughout the Americas and the world, tells us abortion has always existed, and it always will. Communities will find ways to take care of themselves and each other, even when laws won’t protect us. Today, the U.S. needs the strength of the Marea Verde more than ever to stand against injustice and fight for our reproductive rights.


Every year there are 73 million abortions worldwide.
Annually, 25% of pregnancies end in abortion.
40% of women of childbearing age live in countries with highly restrictive abortion laws.
1 in 4 pregnancies ends in abortion.
In the last 25 years, more than 50 countries have changed their laws to allow more access to abortion.

Abortion exists and women will continue to abort no matter what the law says. How we abort is what changes in terms of the status of the law.