Raiesa Ali joined Cause Effective in 2020, having worked as a Graduate Consultant for the Human Rights Education and Training Division at the United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in her most recent role. She has also written research articles regarding human rights issues across Latin America and the Caribbean for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, volunteered in community outreach programs in her home state of Florida, and worked as a Teaching Assistant at P.S. 125 in Harlem, New York. She is extremely passionate about civic engagement, children’s rights, and education policy, especially as they relate to youth empowerment and opportunities for broadening equity and inclusivity.
Raiesa holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in International Relations, along with certificates in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Global Black Studies.