Celia Medrano

Celia Medrano served as spokesperson and director of the nongovernmental Human Rights Commission in El Salvador between 1987 and 1997, and later in the Ombudsman’s Office for Human Rights and as General Coordinator for the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights in Central America. She studied at the National University of El Salvador with a focus on journalism and communications, as well as at the International Organization for the Right to Education in Geneva with a focus on human rights and education. She also has an administration management degree from the Specialized Institute for Higher Education in Diplomatic Formation. Medrano has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Central American Integration System and was the Central American representative for the Latin American Platform for Conflict Prevention. In recent years she has worked as Consul General for El Salvador in Washington, D.C., and as Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Management at the Ministry of Foreign Relations in El Salvador.