PhD Candidate, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts Boston
Thalia is a PhD Candidate at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, where she develops her Doctoral Dissertation on the intersections between climate change litigation and the right to health in Latin America.
She is an environmental and human rights lawyer with over ten years of professional and academic experience in environmental and climate change law and policy, and social and economic rights, with an emphasis on structurally excluded populations. She has served as an Adviser to the Commission of Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican Senate and Director of Advocacy and Civil Society Participation in the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico. She is currently an Intern Researcher at the Boston Human Rights Commission and the National Rapporteur for Mexico of AIDA’s Climate Litigation Network.
Her most recent publications include “Healthcare in a changing climate: A review of climate change laws and national adaptation plans in Latin America” (journal article), “The right to health in climate change litigation” (blog post); and “Can commercialized healthcare systems help us adapt to the climate crisis?” (article).