Sharon is a Social Geographer who specializes in international migration with an emphasis on multiculturalism, human rights, organized crime, and territorial & urban transformations. Sharon is a native of Costa Rica and has been dedicated to the protection and defense of the human rights of Latin American migrants, refuge seekers, victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, as well as force-displaced people from organized crime and climate change.
She has worked as an expert advisor for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants in places of extreme poverty in Central America and Mexico, and as a Strategy and Development Researcher at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Currently, Sharon works as a Development Associate of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) in New York. Sharon holds an MS.c. in Urban Development from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a B.A. in Geographical Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.