Laura Camila Suárez Rodríguez

Laura Camila Suárez Rodríguez

International Peace Studies, 2025

Colombia/Costa Rica

Laura Camila is a young Latin American woman who has worked defending and promoting fundamental rights in the Americas. She recently served as an international human rights accompanier for Peace Brigades International, supporting human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Northern Mexico. Previously, as a consultant for the Central America and Mexico Program of the Center for Justice and International Law, she worked on various initiatives related to human mobility in the Mesoamerican region.

Laura Camila holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and social communication from the University of Costa Rica, where she was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence and graduated with honors. As a student, she was involved in social projects supporting the cross-border indigenous population in Costa Rica and participated in related research projects. She also interned at the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia and worked for the International Organization for Migration in Costa Rica.

At the Keough School, Laura Camila plans to expand her strategic peacebuilding knowledge and continue working to strengthen Latin American civil society. She is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.