Belén Bonilla is a Program Associate at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where she provides operational and programmatic support to the Advocacy and Litigation team. Prior to joining RFK Human Rights, she served as a William Randolph Hearst Fellow at the Aspen Institute, advancing nonprofit research and organizing event logistics for the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Belén has interned at Promundo-US, where she administered event planning support and drafted messaging around gender equality and violence prevention education to advance the nonprofit’s programs and global media campaigns.
Belén is native to San Antonio, TX, and has also previously interned for the Martinez Street Women’s Center in San Antonio, Editorial Projects in Education, and the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, supporting community engagement, public policy development, and transformational justice work. She has spent time studying and advancing LGBTQ+ justice initiatives for Afro and Indo-Guyanese populations in Georgetown Guyana, and served as a dialogue facilitator at the American University Center for Diversity and Inclusion, bridging difference across diverse student groups. Belén received her BA in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC with an emphasis in Identity, Race, Gender and Cultural Studies.