Pilar Herrero joined the Center in 2015. As a member of the U.S. Human Rights team, she uses international human rights law to strengthen domestic legal advocacy for reproductive freedom and to hold the U.S. accountable for human rights violations. Pilar co-leads the Center’s work on maternal health in the U.S., which seeks to advance racial/ethnic and gender justice in and through reproductive health.
Before joining the Center, Pilar worked on a range of social justice issues from both legal and non-legal angles, including immigration, education, criminal justice, and the rights of incarcerated parents.
Pilar earned her LL.M. in international legal studies from NYU School of Law. She earned her J.D. and a UW Law Merit Award from the University of Washington and holds a B.S. in biology, also from the University of Washington. In 2019, Pilar was named a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is licensed in Washington state and Tulalip Tribal Court.