Kristi Ueda

Kristi Ueda, Program Manager – Transitional Justice Initiatives, joined CJA in 2024. Prior to joining CJA, she was a Staff Attorney with Public Counsel’s Consumer Rights and Economic Justice Project focused on impact litigation. She was previously the Donald M. and Susan N. Wilson Fellow in the International Advocacy and Litigation Team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where she worked on civic space issues and human rights violations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. She was also a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’s Right to Counsel Workgroup and the Promise Institute for Human Rights Fellow in Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, where she covered xenophobic violence in South Africa. She holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a triple specialization in Critical Race Studies, the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, and International and Comparative Law, and is admitted to practice law in the State of California. She also holds a B.A. from UCLA in History and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.