This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Natalia Cornelio

Texas Civil Rights Project
Criminal Justice Reform Director
Houston TX
Natalia Cornelio is the director of Criminal Justice Reform at the Texas Civil Rights Project. Since joining the project, Natalia has settled TCRP’s debtor’s prison lawsuit against the City of El Paso, has expanded the project’s investigations against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and has begun a program to grow police accountability across Texas. Natalia has also advocated for parents and children in the immigration system along the United States-Mexico border to be reunified. Before joining TCRP, Natalia worked for the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas and also previously worked on criminal and immigration appeals at the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Natalia is a Chicago native who graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. She is currently licensed to practice law in Illinois and in federal court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas.