Ana Tovar

Ana is a Legal Research Fellow at the GovLab. She is a native of Mexico City. Ana recently received her Masters of Law from Yale Law School where she was selected to be a Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) Student Fellow in a collaborative initiative of Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health. She was a staff editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics.

Ana received her LLB from the Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). During the defense of her professional exam, a three-member panel unanimously voted in favor of Special Mention to her thesis on homophobia and free speech.

Ana worked as Research Assistant for the Dean of the Law School, Jorge Cerdio, with whom she developed a cloud-based legal education tool.

While in law school, Ana spent a year working as a television anchor for the National Institute of Penal Sciences, hosting and producing a TV show co-produced by the Supreme Court’s Office and the National Institute of Penal Sciences and focusing on human rights and criminal sciences. She has also worked for the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia as a deputy director , where she researched international law applied to World Heritage sites in Mexico.

She also served as Teacher Assistant for Professor Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez and Hugo Concha Cantú.