Perlita Muiruri

Principal TA Consultant

Perlita Muiruri provides technical direction for U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (USDOL/ILAB) labor law enforcement and labor justice reform projects, overseeing day-to-day project operations, engaging with key Mexican government stakeholders, and ensuring that AIR projects successfully address key labor reform challenges in Mexico.

Specifically, Muiruri directs project operations for the SGLLE project, which is engaging Mexican government partners to support union democracy-related processes. These processes are an essential part of Mexico’s 2017 and 2019 labor justice reforms and a cornerstone of the Mexican government’s labor obligations under the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement. She also provides technical leadership of three projects that help address some of the most pressing and immediate labor law enforcement needs in Mexico – the Compliance in Auto Parts Through Labor Law Enforcement (CALLE) project, the Sembrando Derechos, Cosechando Mejores Futuros (SENDEROS) project, and the Compliance through Mexican Labor Inspections (CAMINOS) project.

Prior to joining AIR, Muiruri had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving as an international policy analyst, and strategist with 20 years of experience in international labor program development and management, including as labor counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico from 2016 through 2019.

M.A., Political Science, Yale University; M.A., International Relations, American University; B.A., African Studies, University of Michigan