Ana Paula Noguez Mercado
Ana Paula joined API-GBV in Feb 2018. She is responsible for coordinating, designing and facilitating trainings, as well as providing technical assistance on language access for domestic violence and sexual assault (dv/sa) programs, as well as on interpreting skills building, and interpreting for dv/sa. Ana Paula has worked in the field to eradicate gender-based violence since 2003. Prior to joining API-GBV, Ana Paula worked at the National Women’s Institute (Mexico City), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund- MALDEF (Los Angeles), among other organizations. She cofounded Antena Los Ángeles, a collective dedicated to language justice advocacy, training and consulting, as well as coordinating volunteer interpreters/translators for diverse social justice settings in the Los Angeles area. Ana Paula received her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City), a master’s degree in Gender and the Law from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona/CIESAS, and received her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Critical Legal Studies and International Human Rights Law from UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA.