Elisa Voltarelli Ianguas is a graduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY working towards her MA in Human Rights, as well as a Research Assistant at the Center for International Human Rights and a Graduate Fellow at the Initiative for Gender Equity in the Public Sector. Brazilian attorney, born and raised in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Elisa obtained her law degree from Faculdade de Direito de Franca (Franca School of Law – Franca, Brazil) in 2015. When in law school, she worked as a legal intern at Franca Law School’s Legal Aid Department and thereafter at the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo. Upon graduating and earning her license to practice law, Elisa began her career as an autonomous attorney, focusing her practice on torts and family law counseling and litigation. She also worked as a Legal Aid attorney, enrolled in the agreement between the Brazilian Bar Association and the Public Defender’s Office of the State of São Paulo. Currently residing in New York, Elisa graduated from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2020 with an LLM degree in Comparative Legal Studies with a specialization in US Legal Practice. Subsequently, she worked as a legal assistant at Schulman Trial, PLLC, a civil rights and criminal law firm. She aspires to be a human rights attorney and intends to pursue a career in Academia as well. Her research interests include how legislation and public policies could address reproductive rights, human trafficking, violence against women in politics, and gender inequality in general. Elisa enjoys reading, watching classic films, collecting vinyl records, and exploring nature.