Brazil |  Director of Programs, Amnesty International Brazil
Alexandra Montgomery serves as director of programs at Amnesty International Brazil since June 2020. A human rights defender from Brazil, she has dedicated her life to advancing human rights, social justice and dismantling inequality, racism and discrimination. Montgomery has previously served as the Director for the Brazil Program at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), and has worked for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as well as many NGOs in Brazil.
In the academic field, Montgomery worked at the University of São Paulo, where she researched the situation of human rights defenders in Brazil, and at the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she obtained her Master’s Degree. Upon her return to Brazil, Montgomery worked in Rio de Janeiro as Senior Legal Advisor for Justiça Global for five years, where she focused on the negative impacts of business on human rights. Subsequently, she transitioned to the position of Program Coordinator on Corporate Accountability for New York-based network ESCR-Net, a network in which Amnesty International is a member.
Montgomery was an event speaker at The Dialogue.