P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Alvaro Bedoya, 2006

Founding Executive Director, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

Alvaro Bedoya is an immigrant from Peru

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

ALVARO BEDOYA is Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law.

Previously, he was Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and to Senator Franken, Chair of the subcommittee.

Alvaro was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Vestal, New York.

In 2007 Alvaro graduated from Yale Law School. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a BA in social studies.

As an undergraduate, Alvaro performed outreach for the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project and wrote his senior thesis on the exploitation of foreign sheepherders in the American wool industry. Upon graduation, he worked as a research consultant for the International Labor Organization, co-authoring three studies that exposed the widespread existence of forced labor in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Before his work for Senator Franken, Alvaro was an associate for Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, where he specialized in litigation and investigations in Latin America.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2007
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2003
Work History
  • Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, Founding Executive Director
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