Nancy Bautista is a policy practitioner affiliated with the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).
Bautista earned her law degree with honors from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2018 and her LL.M. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where she was the recipient of the Riley Scholarship. While in law school, she was a Research Assistant at the Institute for Legal Research (IIJ-UNAM), a Professor Assistant of Constitutional Law at the UNAM and a member of the university’s human rights clinic. She holds a diploma in gender, sexuality, and the law from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) and a diploma in strategic human rights litigation from the IIJ-UNAM. In 2016, Bautista interned at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she focused on gender cases before Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She also completed a professional visit at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, assisting in the drafting of a judgment involving transitional justice. In 2017, she worked as a law clerk in Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice. Following her clerkship, Bautista worked at the National Victims Commission, where she was in charge of legal representation for human rights victims and coordinated cases before the Inter-American system of human rights. In 2019, she worked at the National Search Commission for Missing Persons in Mexico. She received the Youth Award for her defense and promotion of human rights, given by the Government of Mexico City.