Olga Hernández Ávila is originally from San Luis Potosí. She has studies in philosophy, theology and human rights at the University of Alcalá de Henares, the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, the Diego Portales University and the Institute of Legal Research, A.C. (now known as Colegio de San Luis), among others. She is currently pursuing a degree in international law. Since 1992, she has been a human rights defender and educator, collaborating with civil society organizations in defense and promotion of human rights, such as the Potosino Center for Human Rights (CEPODHAC), the Dissemination Team of the North Zone of Chiapas, the Center for Indigenous Rights, AC (CEDIAC) in the Jesuit Mission in the state of Chiapas, in the Citizen Movement for Democracy (MCD), ProDESC, and IMDHD. Highlighting her participation in the accompaniment of internally displaced persons by the war in Chiapas, in recent years she has worked on labor human rights and the right to mobility as priority issues. Since 2015 she has collaborated with the Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City-Tijuana in the Directorate of Continuing Education.