A new decree in Costa Rica makes it harder for asylum seekers to access work. The effects of the decree will be felt throughout the region.
August 24, 2023
Martha Guerrero Ble is an advocate for Refugees International where she focuses on expanding labor market access to refugees. Martha is a graduate from Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), where she focused on the intersection of development and humanitarian issues. During her studies, Martha interned at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Myanmar, where she worked in labor displacement and skills development programs. Prior to Georgetown, Martha focused on leveraging the private sector towards development outcomes. She worked with female-led startups in Mexico City, helping them to kickstart their businesses. Martha also worked at the Organization of American States (OAS), where she helped create a public-private partnership to promote connectivity and education in the Americas. Originally from Tampico, Mexico, Martha received her bachelor’s in international business from the Tec de Monterrey.