Kiera Bloore is the summer 2012 Refugee and Immigration Policy Legal Intern at HIAS’ DC office.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Kiera moved to DC six years ago to attend the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Now, Kiera is a third-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center, focusing on international women’s human rights and refugee law and policy. Kiera is also a member of Georgetown’s Public Interest Fellows Program and plans to get a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies.
This past spring semester, Kiera participated in Georgetown’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) during which she researched Uganda’s discriminatory marriage and divorce laws. After IWHRC’s fact-finding mission in Kampala, Uganda, Kiera co-authored a human rights report on polygamy, brideprice, child marriage, and matrimonial property. Kiera also helped draft amendments to Uganda’s proposed Marriage and Divorce Bill to combat these discriminatory marriage practices.
In her spare time, Kiera enjoys acting and is on the board of the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society.