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Citlalli Grace

Manager, Dispute Resolution Services

cgrace@cpradr.org
+1 646 753 8230

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Citlalli Grace is an attorney admitted to practice in Mexico and in New York. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws with a specialization in International Law from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico in 2009, where she received the Jenkins Excellence Scholarship from the University and the TELMEX Foundation Scholarship. Citlalli studied a semester abroad in the Law School of the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, where she also worked as an intern for the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Upon graduation, Citlalli interned at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. where she later got a position as a legal consultant.

Citlalli returned to Mexico to accept an opportunity in the Federal Public Administration, where she obtained broad expertise in public international, human rights, constitutional, and administrative law. She worked as a legal advisor to the Attorney for Tax Legislation and Consultation of the Ministry of Finance, and to the Deputy Minister of Legal Affairs and Human Rights at the Ministry of the Interior. She also worked as a Technical Secretary to the Office of the Federal Attorney of Environmental Protection, supervising the responses to environmental damage complaints.

In 2015, Citlalli obtained an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law, with the support of the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), the Mexican Foundation for Education, Technology and Science (FUNED), and the Ministry of Public Education of Mexico (SEP).

At NYU Law, she worked with the Immigration Law Clinic as a Spanish interpreter, as a volunteer with the NYU Immigrant Rights Project’s Detention Center program and as a legal intern at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations in New York, for which she was the recipient of the Public Interest Law Prize for LLMs, awarded by NYU to a LLM student who demonstrated a clear commitment to a public-service oriented cause or project outside and separate from any Law School or Admission requirement.

Previously to coming to CPR, Citlalli was the recipient of an International Finance and Development Fellowship from NYU School of Law, with which she worked at the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations analyzing international arbitration awards for a study to the International Law Commission.