Kristi Ueda

Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellow

Kristi is the 2021-2023 Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellow, and she works with the International Advocacy and Litigation Team on their Africa and Asia portfolios. Prior to joining RFK Human Rights, Kristi was a Staff Attorney with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’s Right to Counsel Workgroup, where she represented people living in poverty in unlawful detainer cases, and a fellow in Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, where she covered xenophobic violence in South Africa.

She is admitted to practice law in the state of California and holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a triple specialization in Critical Race Studies, the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, and International and Comparative Law. During law school, she interned with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jakarta and International Bridges to Justice in Geneva. She also worked with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and provided research assistance on criminal justice to Human Rights Watch’s U.S. Program. She also holds a B.A. from UCLA in History and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.