Ms. Arias is a Legal Advisor for the General Inspector of the Ecuadorian Air Force. Her work involves developing legal reports and acting as legal counsel in disciplinary and administrative proceedings. She is responsible for supervising the creation of legal contracts and tracking procedural claims that involve both military and civilian personnel. Ms. Arias has a Doctorate in Law from Sek University in Quito, Ecuador. During her Humphrey Fellowship year, she would like to gain more knowledge in the field of human rights in order to apply it to the Ecuadorian Armed Forces, particularly the Air Force. She wishes to design a program that includes a focus on Human Rights Law. She will examine how human rights have been implemented in the United States Armed Forces. Ms. Arias hopes to participate in a Professional Affiliation with one of the U.S. Courts’ Armed Forces academies. She also wishes to gain professional experience with the UN in order to further understand how to approach legal issues pertaining to human rights cases.