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Elvia Rodriguez (Mixtec), Community Media Program Assistant, is from Santo Tomas Ocotepec, a community in the High Mixtec of Oaxaca, Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) and a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She also holds courses and specializations at El Colegio de México, the National Human Rights Commission and at the City College of San Francisco. Elvia has more than eight years of work experience at three United Nations Mexico agencies and at non-profit organizations based in Oaxaca de Juarez, San Francisco, and New York. She has specialized in human rights, self-determination of indigenous peoples, cross-border migration, and gender-based violence. Contact Elvia at