Patrick Timmons is a human rights and humanitarian crisis freelance investigator, journalist, and producer based on the U.S.-Mexico border. He has covered immigration for over 15 years, with bylines in news outlets including The Guardian, United Press International, The Texas Observer, The Telegraph, and El País. He is the founder and curator of the Mexican Journalism Translation Project: a blog which provides translations from Spanish to English of human rights stories by at-risk Mexican and Central American journalists. Timmons has worked as a human rights consultant, capital punishment mitigation specialist, and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. He holds a Ph.D in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin, and an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.