Marien Rivera joined the World Justice Project in the summer of 2018. Before joining WJP, Marien worked at Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she conducted political and legal analysis of serious human rights violations in Latin America. Prior to that, she was Chief of Staff for the Mexican Senate Justice Commission, where she coordinated the legislative work that led to the approval of the National Criminal Procedure Code and the National Code on Prison Regulations, among others. Previously, she directed the Security and Justice Program at the Research Center for Development (CIDAC), where she focused her work on the Mexican criminal justice system.
Marien holds an LL.M. form Harvard Law School, and a B.A. in Law from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE).