B.S., Georgetown University; J.D., Boston College Law School
Ms. Rosa Celorio currently works as an Attorney and Specialist for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where she coordinates the execution of the legal work, projects, and the activities of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women, and supports the work of the Subregional Section which handles matters related to the United States, Canada, Brazil, the English-Speaking Caribbean, and Haiti.
She has worked in the field on human rights, discrimination, and gender issues for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in New York and Ecuador; as a lawyer in the law firms of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane in Boston and O’Neill & Borges in Puerto Rico; as well as in Greater Boston Legal Services and Centro Presente in Boston. Celorio has also acted as an advisor for global initiatives implemented by various United Nations Special Procedures. She has offered presentations on different human rights issues in the realms of discrimination and gender in more than 15 countries, and has published several articles pertaining to these matters. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and has working knowledge of Portuguese.
Rosa Celorio is from Puerto Rico and has studied International Politics and Law at Georgetown University, in Boston College, and in the Political Science Institute of the University of Strasbourg, in France. She is a member of the State Bars of New York and Massachusetts.