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Pilar Herrero

Pilar Herrero, Human Rights Counsel

Pilar Herrero joined the Center in 2015 and uses international human rights law to strengthen domestic legal advocacy. Her projects lie at the intersections of law, health, and reproductive rights.

Before coming to the Center, Pilar worked on a variety of human rights and reproductive justice issues from both legal and non-legal angles. During law school, she worked with incarcerated parents on family law and dependency issues, assisted immigrant survivors of domestic violence with their immigration cases, and represented clients facing criminal charges in Tulalip Tribal Court. As an extern for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, Pilar co-authored a report on juvenile justice system reforms taking place in that state. Outside the legal frame, Pilar has worked with community-based groups to improve access to health care and address underlying determinants of health such as education, discrimination, poverty, and housing.

Pilar earned her LL.M. in international legal studies from NYU School of Law. She received her J.D. from the University of Washington, along with a UW Law Merit Award for her academic and civic achievements during law school. Pilar holds a B.S. in biology, also from the University of Washington.