Paula Pacheco Soto

Paula Pacheco Soto is the U.S. Legal Services Manager. In this role, Paula supports the casework and projects of the US Legal Team. 

Prior to joining IRAP, Paula worked with Proyecto Dilley, a legal services project that provides representation to detained immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States. Paula has also volunteered with TRLA in several programs to provide access to counsel to those affected by the Migrant Protection Protocols. She brings her administrative and research experience having worked as a project consultant for the Women’s Environment & Development Organization’s feminist response to COVID initiative, as well as as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Paula holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Brown University. She speaks English, Spanish, and intermediate Arabic.