With experience in national security, civil liberties, immigration/border security, and human rights domestically and on the global stage, Ambassador Luis C. deBaca is a proven diplomat and manager who has negotiated law enforcement, labor, and human rights advances and managed multi-million dollar grant portfolios supporting national security, refugee and migration, victim care, and efforts to combat sexual abuse. One of the country’s most decorated Federal Prosecutors, he has built his litigation record into policy, transforming US anti-trafficking efforts and including voices of victims, workers, and advocacy community in decision-making. He is working to ensure exploitation-free supply chains and establish information-sharing that makes communities, college campuses, and the travel industry safer. Ambassador C. deBaca currently is a Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition of Yale University’s MacMillan Center.
C. deBaca graduated from Iowa State University (BA, 1990) and attended the University of Michigan Law School (JD, 1993) where he was editor of the Michigan Law Review. He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, and the Director’s Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys.