Camila Rice-Aguilar

Communications Associate

As a Communications Associate for Human Rights First, Camila Rice-Aguilar works to amplify the organization’s effort areas and objectives through social media, digital content creation, coordination of bilingual communications campaigns, and collaboration across ally coalition groups.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Camila was a founding staff member and Program Coordinator at the Partnership for Central America (PCA). During her time there, she helped to build the organization’s communications and program strategies for collaborative, cross-sectoral, and human-centered projects to advance inclusive economic opportunities across underserved populations in Central America. Her primary responsibility was to ensure communication, alignment, organization, and coordination across PCA’s partners and stakeholders in government, civil society, and the private sector. 

In addition to her experience in communications and project coordination, Camila also has a background in legal and administrative support work, policy advocacy, and services coordination. In 2020, she worked at Freedom for Immigrants developing policy advocacy strategies and systems for human rights monitoring within immigrant detention centers and community-based alternatives to detention. In 2019, she served as a bilingual paralegal and interpreter on the Refugee Representation team at Human Rights First connecting Spanish-speaking asylum-seekers to pro-bono legal services. 

Between her upbringing in Nicaragua and the U.S., Camila developed an interest in migration, international human rights, and climate justice. Camila graduated from Brown University with a dual bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with Honors. She also completed her thesis with Honors on the Central American Migrant Trail, which aims to tackle the root causes of migration as a means of mitigating human rights abuses towards migrants in transit and forced displacement in the region.

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