Washington, DC

Marselha Gonçalves Margerin

Advocacy Director for the Americas

Marselha Gonçalves Margerin serves as Advocacy Director for the Americas, raising Latin American and Caribbean human rights issues directly with government officials and policymakers in the U.S. With more than 20 years’ experience working on social justice and human rights fields, Marselha has conducted dozens of human rights fact-finding missions, advised foreign leaders, and lectured as a guest practitioner in Universities throughout the world. She testified before U.S. Congress, United Nations and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Previously, she worked for RFK Human Rights, U.N. Mission Human Rights Section in Haiti, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Washington College of Law. Marselha expert commentary has been featured by The New York Times, LA Times, CNN Español, Univision and others. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service and a Law Degree from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil. Marselha is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Haitian Creole.