Sofia Jaramillo-Otoya is the Digital Rights Fellow and co-supervisor of the International Justice Clinic at the University of California, Irvine. Sofia has devoted much of her career to international human rights mechanisms: she served as legal advisor to David Kaye, the Special UN Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, summary or arbitrary, and as a human rights specialist for two Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Prior to her position, she was the legal officer at Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression. Sofía has also worked and consulted for regional organizations in Latin America such Dejusticia, Civitas, the Foundation for Free Press (FLIP) and the Inter-American Press Association.
Sofia completed her initial legal degree in Colombia, at Rosario University, and earned an LLM from Columbia Law School in New York, where she was a Human Rights Fellow. Sofia graduated from Columbia with the academic recognition of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Certificate in International and Comparative Law.