Alex McAnarney is a long time contributor and supporter of the Americas Program. She has extensive experience working on human rights, social justice and migrant rights communication and advocacy strategies. She is the Digital Media Specialist at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Prior to, Alex worked at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) as Director of Communications where she developed and implemented online and press strategies and campaigns to advocate on behalf of victims of serious human rights violations across the Americas. Her work has been published in El País, El Faro and Al Jazeera, among other outlets. She received her M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago, where her thesis focused on the right to healthcare for Central American migrants in Southern Mexico, and her BSc in Journalism and B.A. in Literature from Florida International University.