Valeria Vera received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of San Francisco in 2015. Valeria graduated cum laude, with Departmental Honors and Dean’s Honors, and was awarded the Ralph Lane Peace and Justice Award. Valeria focused her empirical undergraduate senior thesis on the subject of migrant womens’ experiences of abuse in the US immigration detention system, which is set to be published in Peace Review in 2016. Other work has been published under the University of San Francisco’s International Affairs Review. Valeria also spent one year studying international and human rights law and security studies at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.
Valeria, a first generation Mexican immigrant, was raised in Tijuana and San Diego, and has traveled and studied in various countries. Valeria relishes being part of the team at Jobe Law, where she is able to pursue her passions for social justice, and the rights of immigrants, women, children, and the LGBTQ communities. In her free time, Valeria enjoys immersing herself in new cultures and participating in community events and activism.
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
B.A.2015, cum laude, Departmental Honors, Dean's Honors
Major: International Studies