Camilo A. Romero is the older brother of two forgiving sisters raised in California with family remaining in Colombia. He is legal director for Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California.
Camilo received his B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and published two honors theses, one on the politics of salsa music. As an undergraduate student, he funded his own way through school and was a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar. Camilo received his J.D. from New York University Law School. As a law student, he was elected regional director for the National Latina/o Law Student Association and volunteered as a debate coach for high school youth.
Camilo is committed to a career as an international human rights litigator and an organizer working on labor and immigrant rights. He has worked as a union organizer for the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores (SINALTRAINAL) in Colombia and as legal adviser with a human rights firm. Camilo also founded BlackBrown Projects in New York, which fosters dialogue and mentorship to improve relations between African-American and Latino communities. He currently serves on the Executive Board of NYU's Alumni Association (BLAPA) and is Vice Chair of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows' Association.