Alexandra Arriaga graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Latin American Studies and, since then, has enjoyed an illustrious career.
Her impressive titles have included Director of the Bipartisan Congressional Human Rights Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, Executive Director of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad and U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
From 1999 to 2001, she served as Special Assistant to President Clinton and Chief of Staff to the President’s Special Envoy for the Americas before beginning work with Amnesty International, where she served as Managing Director of Government Relations until 2008. Now as an independent consultant, Arriaga advises organizations on international human rights issues.
In 2011, the Women’s Center honored her with the Distinguished Alumna Award.
Alexandra Arriaga is one of the many donors who value the remarkable work of the UVa Women’s Center, and has helped to ensure our future with generous support.