Rochelle Fortier Nwadibia



Rochelle A. Fortier Nwadibia practices law in San Francisco, California at the intersection of human rights and migration. She represents asylum seekers and aspiring immigrants before US federal appellate courts and administrative agencies. Her work includes the leading case in the United States on female genital mutilation, as identified by the Congressional Research Service and recognized by Washington University School of Law.

As an attorney and former administrator, she has experience advising higher education leadership on governance, policy and human resource matters. Ms. Nwadibia served as Commissioner, and Acting Chairperson on the Missouri Commission for Human Rights

Ms. Nwadibia earned a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law, Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International Affairs in the City of New York. She has a Bachelor Arts in French from California State Hayward, and an Associates of Arts from Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She currently serves as the Moderator of the Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.