Nery is a Senior Associate at The Raben Group working in strategic communications, media relations, and program and policy development across a diverse set of issue areas. Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, Nery has a passion for the intersection of immigrant and refugee rights, social justice, and foreign policy. She has developed messaging, produced op-eds, and briefings on topics such as immigration and demographic change, Latinos and the presidential election, U.S.-Mexico relations, climate change in Latin America, drug trafficking, women and income inequality.
Her portfolio includes a mix of non-profit, private, and government clients, including the Mexican Consulate of Houston and The Borderplex Alliance. Prior to joining The Raben Group, she was a Special Advisor at FitzGibbon Media where she developed and led all Spanish-language, Latino-focused media strategy and communications while simultaneously building and expanding work in the Latin America region. She was a core member of client teams for the National Immigration Law Center, International Planned Parenthood-Western Hemisphere Region, and the Venezuelan Embassy.
Nery previously held the role of Project Manager at the Center for American Progress (CAP), she was a primary liaison to the board of directors, engaged in the long-term strategic planning of the institution, and provided oversight to the Senior Fellows program, which included over 60 experts across a variety of disciplines. She worked across issue areas and legal disciplines, including non-profit, elections, intellectual property and media law.
During her time at CAP, Nery helped launch a series of events on the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and wrote about the intersection of the Violence Against Women Act and immigrant women. Her work has been cited in English and Spanish media in the U.S. and Mexico. She also worked extensively as an advocate for the immigrant community, specifically victims of crime and domestic violence, at Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Nery graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Political Science and Latin America Studies. She has also studied at the Universidad Católica de Quito and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Quito, Ecuador and completed the Washington Semester Program with American University where she interned with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.