Kelly Armijo is a Master of Public Policy student at UC Berkeley where she studies environmental justice and data-driven policy solutions. At UC Berkeley, she participated in the Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic supporting disadvantaged communities and has worked with the government of Colombia creating monitoring and evaluation data visualization tools.
Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Kelly was a Trade and Policy Analyst at the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington, D.C. where she investigated forest-related crimes and advocated for policy change in defense of local peoples and their forests. She has experience collaborating with indigenous organizations, international journalists, foreign and domestic policymakers, US industry, and Grammy-winning rock stars. Kelly previously interned with the Forest Trust, the Snow Leopard Trust, and Libera: Associations, Names, and Numbers Against Mafias in Italy, and held a fellowship with the Seattle International Foundation investigating violence against women and women’s leadership in Guatemala. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with minors in Latin American Studies and Italian from Seattle University.