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Alía Fierro serves as Director for the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance under Ranking Member Maxine Waters on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. She previously served as Associate Director of Policy at the National Fair Housing Alliance where she advocated for robust civil rights and Fair Housing Act enforcement through the advancement of fair housing and lending policies. From 2016-17 she served as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Housing Graduate Fellow with placements at both the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Secretary Julián Castro and the House Financial Services Committee. Before her career in domestic housing policy, Alía specialized in international economic development with a focus on housing, collective ownership models, and land rights in México and Brazil. Alía holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign