Devon Severson joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2022 as a program assistant for Special Projects & External Relations. She received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in Political Science and Global Studies with a concentration on human rights in Latin America and a minor in Spanish Studies. As an undergraduate, she cataloged forced and uninvestigated disappearances in Mexico with the Human Rights Program and researched the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as a Distinguished Undergraduate Research Intern. Prior to joining the Dialogue, she worked for the Human Rights Campaign. Severson is currently the part-time assistant editor for Contours of Activism, a publication on Cuban activism and identity. An Iowa native, she has lived in Minnesota, Perú, and Puerto Rico.