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Immigration, International Relations, Politics, Research

Location:
Washington, DC
Posted:
May 21, 2020

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EDUCATION

Fall **** – Fall **** LLM Human Rights Law (Merit), University of Edinburgh

Dissertation title: ‘Examining the Permeable Umbrella of “Temporary Protection” in the United States’

Summer 2016 Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Georgetown University

American Bar Association Certified Paralegal

Fall 2012 – Winter 2016 B.A. International Affairs, Lafayette College

Major: International Affairs, Minor: Spanish Language

Senior Capstone Research: Spanish Politics and Economics Post-Accession to the European Union

Honours & Achievements:

Academic Dean’s List, Fall 2015

NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team, Fall 2012-Fall 2013

Bronze Medal, Athletic Honour Role, Varsity Women’s Lacrosse, Fall 2012

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Universidad de Salamanca & Universidad Ponitificia de Salamanca

Enrolled as a student conducting coursework in Spanish. Studied Spanish Language, Spanish History and Religion.

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2019 - Present The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), Legal Aid

Currently working as the lead caseworker in the U/T Visa division of the IIBA Oakland office. Assist in weekly intake and consultations with new clients. Conduct meetings and document drafting sessions with clients who are eligible for U Visas and T visas. Collaborate with clients to draft their personal declarations recounting the abuse they experienced to submit alongside of their visa application. Provide on-going document and in-person Spanish/English translation services. Organize and implement workshops, clinics, outreach activities and information sessions for immigrants and social service agencies serving immigrants. Manage client communications in person, on the phone, and by mail.

Fall 2018 – July 2019 Más Respiración Consciente, Translator

Translated conscious breathing manual, accompanying instruction materials and video platforms from original Spanish to English.

Winter 2018 – Summer 2018 UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Intern

Created a database to input and sort data on amendments tabled since the establishment of the Human Rights Council in order to analyse trends in Council resolutions. Drafted a report on the Human Rights Council’s usage of ad-hoc mechanisms. Launched and maintained the Human Rights Council Instagram page. Assisted public information officers by engaging in media monitoring, transcribing press conference records, editing and uploading social media content and updating factsheets and other outreach materials. Supported human rights officers in the Human Rights Council resolution tabling, editing and voting procedures for the thirty-eighth session of the Council.

Summer 2016 Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, Legal Research Intern

Assisted Asma Uddin, Esq. in legal research for law school courses and publications. Compiled and briefed domestic and international religious freedom cases. Analysed primary and secondary sources related to religious freedom. Engaged in inter-faith dialogues in an effort to combat Islamophobia.

Winter 2016 – Spring 2016 Grieboski Global Strategies, Spring Associate

Researched and drafted blog posts, briefing papers and reports on behalf of executives of the organization. Corresponded with government and elected officials' offices. Prepared memos and press releases. Represented the firm at meetings, receptions, Capitol Hill and Embassy events. Published multiple human rights related blog posts.

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 University of Salamanca, Translation Department Intern

Translated official university documents including: letters, course descriptions, promotional material, transcripts and certificates from Spanish to English.

Summer 2014 University of Salamanca, International Relations Intern

Ensured compliance with ERASMUS agreements between students from European Universities and the University of Salamanca. Responded to student inquiries regarding the agreements. Managed file processing for ERASMUS agreements on a computer database called 'Moveon'.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Winter 2019 – Spring 2019 Holy Cross, Teaching Aid

Supported Kindergarten instructor with classroom needs on a bi-weekly basis. Provided additional academic support to First Grade and Kindergarten students learning English as a second language.

Summer 2017 Un Mundo Sin Mordaza, International Observer

Contributed to enhancing the legitimacy of the Venezuelan non-binding referendum vote in Scotland by acting as an impartial international observer. Ensured all voting regulations were observed.

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 The Welcoming Association, Befriender Volunteer

Provided on-going support to a resettled Syrian refugee and her family as they transition into life in Edinburgh. Facilitated weekly English dialogues with migrants and refugees to improve their basic language skills.

Fall 2013 – Fall 2015 Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education, Mentor

Counselled students in Madagascar as they prepared to apply for continuing education opportunities in the United States and elsewhere. Created lesson plans intensive classroom time in Madagascar. Collaborated with group members to create strategies that ensure the needs of the students were met.

OTHER

Certificates: Basic Security in the Field II, Certificate of Achievement, United Nations Department of Safety & Security (2018)

Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Georgetown University (2016)

Languages: English (native)

Spanish (fluent)

French (currently studying)

Organizations: Young Leaders UK (YLUK)



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