Mobile Nav
Shift
Who We Are

As a Reporting Program Advisor, Erika conducts in-depth analysis of companies’ human rights reporting, and is part of the team that develops Shift's UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database.

Erika Piquero

Erika Piquero

Reporting Program Advisor | New York City

As a Reporting Program Advisor, Erika conducts in-depth analysis of companies’ human rights reporting, and is part of the team that develops Shift's UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database.

Erika Piquero is an international human rights specialist and advocacy professional who has worked in Guatemala, Honduras, Palestine, Peru, Namibia, and Indonesia. Prior to joining the Shift team, she worked at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR): first as the program coordinator, and then as the partnerships manager.
Erika’s experience reflects her strong interest in protecting the rights of women, children, and indigenous peoples, as well as a passion for environmental justice. She has maintained a regional specialization in Central America and has consistently engaged in advocacy and research work to support movements in the region.
A native speaker of English and Spanish, her prior work as a legal and human rights researcher included authoring affidavits of expert opinion corroborating cases of unaccompanied minors who had experienced political and gendered violence in Honduras; coauthoring papers on managing natural resources in Namibia’s mining and fisheries sectors; advancing publications and policy documents for national and international policy makers to support mainstreaming of Indigenous knowledge in Peru; and managing support for public health programs for undocumented Latino communities in the United States Midwest.


Erika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and International Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, as well as a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights and Environmental Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Close Overlay