Ariana Guerrero

Class of 2027

“My family's experiences in the Rio Grande Valley and my upbringing have always been my biggest motivators to pursue a legal education and make systemic change for the marginalized communities I grew up in. At Texas Law I know I will be able to share my professional and personal experiences, learn, and grow alongside other public servants who are committed to fighting for social justice change and our disadvantaged communities. As a recent first-generation Latina graduate, I am excited to join a welcoming community that values not only academic excellence but me, my continuous efforts and commitment to fight for structural legal change.”

Ariana Guerrero, born in the Rio Grande Valley and raised in Mexico, majored in International Relations and Global Studies and Race, Indigeneity and Migration at UT Austin. She has worked on immigrants’ rights issues as an intern with a host of Texas-based legal nonprofits (including La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) in San Juan, the ACLU of Texas in Houston, and the Equal Justice Center in Austin) and as a Brumley Next Generation Scholar with the Strauss Center for International Law and Security at UT Austin. Guerrero is interested in transnational migrants’ rights and hopes to defend the rights of Latin Americans through impact litigation in US courts and through international human rights advocacy.