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Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza

GovLab Academy
Coordinadora de The GovLab Academy
Brooklyn
Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza coordinates the GovLab Academy, an online institute aimed at helping government and social innovators take innovative projects from idea to implementation. Under her direction, the Academy has worked with over five hundred innovators from more than 30 countries online and off over the last three years.
The Academy is a project of the Governance Lab, based at New York University. GovLab focuses on the use of technology to improve how we govern.
A lawyer by training, Dinorah founded and directed the Human Rights Center of the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey prior to coming to New York in 2012. She holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy at NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and is passionate about the value of civic technology for strengthening human rights. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and tweets at @dinorah_cantu.