Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1993)

Criminal attorney of the year, Probono Foundation (2.010)
Professor of Diploma in litigation, Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2010 to 2014)
Professor of litigation and criminal procedural law at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2004 to date)
Professor at the Judicial Academy, in restorative justice (2006) and expert evidence (2014)
Professor at the criminal procedural training programme of the Council of the Judiciary of Mexico (2010 to 2016)
Lecturer of the Programme for the implementation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Tucumán Argentina (2018 to date).
Postgraduate studies in Criminology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (1998-2001)
Post Graduate Diploma in Litigation, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA (2004)
Post Graduate Diploma in advanced litigation, National Advocacy Center of Columbia, South Carolina, USA (2006)
Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Economic Law, National Advocacy Center, San Francisco, USA
Course in financial crimes, organised by the ACFCS, Miami, USA (2013),
Metropolitan coordinator of the Evaluation Study on Reform of Criminal Procedure, CEJA, (2016)
Master in Criminal Procedural Law Universidad Interamericana Puerto Rico (2019)
Counselor of the Amparo y Justicia Foundation
Secretary of the Chilean Association of Women Lawyers.

Professional Practice

Criminal and administrative litigation. Mrs. Heskia has an extensive career as a litigation attorney in the criminal field, acting as plaintiff and defence in cases of fraud of high complexity and other economic crimes, including criminal liability of companies and legal persons. Mrs Heskia has participated in many cases for crimes committed against minors as victims, and assesses several schools and educational organisations on issues concerning children´s rights.

Relevant background

Counselor of Foundation “Amparo y Justicia” (2012 to date)
Member of the Advisory Committee for the prevention of sexual abuse of the Catholic Diocese of Santiago
Delegate of the UNICEF in the supervision of the compliance programme of execution of sentences involving prison of minors (2010-2011)
Member of the Penal Forum (2003-2005)
Member of the Chilean Bar Association and the Institute of Criminal Sciences
She Participated at the XI Congress on Criminal Justice of the United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand (2005)
Consultant for the project BIDAL of the OAS, on asset investigation, seizure and forfeiture of assets (2008-2009)
Speaker at XII Congress on Criminal Justice of the United Nations, Brazil
Member of the Institute of Criminal Sciences.

Languages: Spanish-English