Jeneva Parks

M.A. Latin American Studies (Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy); J.D. Law

Jeneva R. Kame Parks is pursuing a dual JD/MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, with a concentration in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy. Currently, she is enrolled in the International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop and serves as vice-president of the Native American Law Students Association. Jeneva is interested in international human rights law and Indigenous resistance against hydroelectric projects in southern Mexico. She also believes that all people should have the right to self-determination and movement. She has worked with the San Francisco Bay Area-based Pangea Legal Services, which advocates for immigrants in deportation proceedings through legal representation, community empowerment, and policy advocacy. In addition, she has volunteered for Legal Hand New York, and immigrant rights organizations such as Keep Tucson Together and Pima County Justice for All. Prior to law school, she worked as a preschool teacher where she focused on developing an anti-racist curriculum for young children. She also holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.