Rachel Micah-Jones founded and serves as Executive Director of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM), an innovative transnational workers’ rights law center. With a base of operations in Zacatecas, Mexico, and with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Oaxaca, Mexico, CDM addresses workplace injustice through outreach, referral services, legal representation, policy projects, and a workers' committee. Rachel also teaches in the International and Comparative Law Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Law and is currently collaborating with the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico and the University of Michigan Law School in the creation of a new law school clinical program in Mexico. Prior to founding CDM, Rachel worked with the Migrant Farmworker Unit of Florida Rural Legal Services where she represented some of Florida’s migrant workers in employment-related actions. She participates in the Selah Leadership Program and is the recipient of the Peter Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest. In addition, Rachel was awarded a Cordes Fellowship and a 2005 Echoing Green Fellowship.
Rachel received her J.D. with honors from American University's Washington College of Law in 2003 and her A.B. from Georgetown University in 2000.