Natalia Gomez Peña
Climate Change Policy Advisor
Region: United States and Global
Natalia is EarthRights’ Climate Change Policy Advisor. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and a lawyer by training, Natalia has worked on human rights and environmental protection with a particular focus in Latin America for the past nine years. Before joining EarthRights, Natalia led CIVICUS’s advocacy around civic space in Latin America and environmental rights. She also supported the secretariat of the Vuka! Coalition for Civic Action working to fight back the closing of civic space. Prior to joining CIVICUS, Natalia coordinated the environmental democracy program at Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, a Colombian human rights and environment NGO. Later, she worked with RFK Human rights and the Interamerican Commission on Human rights in Washington, D.C.
Natalia holds an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies with a specialization in international human rights law and international environmental law from American University Washington College of Law.