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Kaara T. Martinez

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Master of Studies, Distinction, International Human Rights Law, February 2010 Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC Juris Doctor, Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, May 2006 Florida International University, Miami, FL Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, April 2003 Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, International Business and Marketing, December 2001 Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain International Courses in Spanish Language and Culture, July 1999 Kaara Martinez is an attorney and educator with expertise in human rights, diversity and equality issues, and business ethics.

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Earlier in her career, she gained experience with complex commercial litigation matters, including defamation, construction defect, and breach of contract disputes. She has also worked with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation at the Consulate General of Barbados at Miami, attracting and sustaining international investment for Barbados, and promoting the exportation of Barbadian products and services to North America. Prof. Martinez obtained her BA and BBA, magna cum laude, from Florida International University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has also studied Spanish language and culture in Spain at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. She earned a JD and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from the Georgetown University Law Center, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her Mediation Seminar paper examining cross-cultural considerations in mediation. Prof. Martinez also holds a Master of Studies (LL.M) in International Human Rights Law, with Distinction, from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and was the first-ever recipient of the Morris Prize for the best dissertation for her study analyzing the relationship between hate speech and genocide. Prof. Martinez’s firm commitment to education drove her to become involved with Women LEAD, a leadership development organization for high school girls in Nepal, where she serves on the Board of Directors.