Our Alumni

IJC’s 150-member alumni network represents an active and unprecedented community sharing legal resources, knowledge and mentorship on behalf of immigrants in need.

More than 90% of our Fellows have made careers practicing immigration law, and graduates continue to provide essential immigration services in 13 states and 20 cities.

2018 Justice Fellows

Erika Nyborg-Burch
Bronx Defenders
Yale Law School
Ilana Herr
American Friends Service Committee
New York University School of Law
Javeria Ahmed
Sauti Yetu
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John DeBellis
Brooklyn Defender Services
Columbia Law School
José Miranda
Catholic Migration Services
Columbia Law School
Kate Richardson
RAICES
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Lorena Espino-Piepp
Lutheran Social Services
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Marie Sutton
CAIR Coalition
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Mary Slattery
Prisoners’ Legal Services
Northeastern University School of Law
Taqwa Elhindi
CAIR Coalition
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Alejandra Aramayo
Catholic Charities Community Services
American University Washington College of Law
Allison Richman
The Door
Fordham University School of Law
Dalia Fuleihan
New Haven Legal Assistance
Boston University School of Law
Denia Perez
Make the Road New York
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Denise Feliciano
Safe Passage Project
St. John’s University School of Law
Diana Ricaurte
Long Island Project (IJC)
St. John’s University School of Law
Emerson Argueta
Long Island Project (IJC)
Fordham University School of Law
Emily Echeverria
Long Island Project (IJC)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Emily Niemel
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Case Western Reserve, University School of Law

2018 Community Fellows

Daad Sharfi
Arab American Association of New York
Yale University
Samantha Pascal
Brooklyn Public Library
Columbia University
Monica Naranjo
Long Island Project (IJC)
Wellesley College
Neil Ren
Chinese-American Planning Council
Bucknell University
Catalina Odio
Part of the Solution (POTS)
Kenyon College
Jacob Brescia-Weiler
Project Hospitality
Tufts University
Viridiana Inguanzo
Queens Public Library
University of California, Berkeley
Natalie Limon
Center for Immigrant Representation
Columbia University
Mariama Bah
Sauti Yetu
Lehman College

2017 Justice Fellows

Katherine Beck
Brooklyn Defender Services
American University Washington College of Law
Jennifer Katzman
Safe Passage Project
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Jazmin Chavez
Safe Passage Project
American University Washington College of Law
Natali Soto
Sanctuary for Families
Boston College Law School
Elizabeth Fulton
UnLocal
Berkeley Law School
Hanne Sandison
American Friends Service Committee
Harvard Law School
Frances Hartmann
Bronx Defenders
New York University School of Law
Imogene Mankin
Bronx Defenders
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Danelly Bello
Brooklyn Defender Services
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Laura Wooley
Atlas: DIY, Brooklyn Defender Services
Fordham University School of Law
Sarah Burpee
Catholic Charities Community Services
Brooklyn Law School
Michelle Martinez
Central American Legal Assistance
Boston University School of Law
Rachel Searle
City Bar Justice Center
New York Law School
Kerry Battenfeld
ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
University at Buffalo School of Law
Jonathan Campozano
Empire Justice Center
Pace University School of Law
Cassie Estassi
Human Rights First
Georgetown University Law Center
Claudine-Annick Murphy
Immigrant Justice Corps
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Héctor Ruiz
Immigration Equality
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Erika Arce-Romero
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Georgetown University Law Center
Ricky He
Lutheran Social Services
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Sonya Chung
Minkwon Center for Community Action
New York University School of Law
Benjamin Haldeman
New Haven Legal Assistance
University of Connecticut School of Law
Maybeline Saharig
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Seton Hall Law School
Halinka Zolcik
Prisoners’ Legal Services
University of Wyoming College of Law
Ryan Clough
RAICES
George Mason, Antonin Scalia Law School
Marisol Silva
Immigrant Justice Corps, Safe Horizon
University of Florida Levin College of Law

2017 Community Fellows

Iris Hsu
Queens Public Library
Northwestern University
Katia Cardoza
UnLocal
University of Texas at Austin
Jonathon Burne
Arab American Association of New York
Williams College
Kayla Lemus
Brooklyn Public Library
Scripps College
Christian Wooddell
Chinese-American Planning Council
University of Rochester
Kit Lee
Minkwon Center for Community Action
Pomona College
Cinthia Class
Neighborhood Defender Service
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Alexis Buz
New York Public Library
University of California, San Diego
Dulce Mora Flores
Part of the Solution (POTS)
Smith College
Isaura Amezcua
Project Hospitality
Georgetown University

2016 Justice Fellows

Matthew Johnson
Immigration Equality
James E. Roger College of Law at the University of Arizona
Natalie Maust
The Legal Aid Society
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Katie Kavanagh
The Legal Aid Society
New York University School of Law
Razeen Zaman
Legal Services NYC
Fordham University School of Law
Setenay Akdag
Lutheran Social Services
Brooklyn Law School
Lindsay Mullet
Lutheran Social Services
Harvard Law School
Elizabeth Gibson
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Georgetown University Law Center
Carlos Valenzuela
Safe Passage Project
New York Law School
Alexander Holtzman
Safe Passage Project
Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Jill Rudge
Sanctuary for Families
Brooklyn Law School
Anna Byers
Sauti Yetu
Harvard Law School
Erika Vera
The Door
Columbia Law School
Cristina Manzano
The Door
Boston College Law School
Shanti Tharayil
Urban Justice Center
University of Michigan Law School
Angelica Juarbe
Atlas: DIY
Columbia Law School
Frances Davila
Bronx Defenders
New York University School of Law
Jonathan Hurley
Bronx Defenders
Yale Law School
Amelia Marritz
Brooklyn Defender Services
New York University School of Law
Leah Glowacki
CARECEN
University of Texas at Austin
Cecilia Lopez
Catholic Charities Community Services
American University Washington College of Law
Luis Rosario Rodriguez
Catholic Charities Community Services
Pace University School of Law
Noelle Yasso
Catholic Migration Services
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Amandeep Singh- Kahlon
Catholic Migration Services
New York University School of Law
Guadalupe Aguirre
Empire Justice Center
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

2016 Community Fellows

Susanna Booth
Arab American Association of New York
Duke University
Karen Normil
Brooklyn Public Library
Brown University
Cassie Chee
CARECEN
Furman University
Shuping Deng
Chinese-American Planning Council
Franklin & Marshall College
Sandra K. Guzman
Legal Services NYC
University of California, Berkeley
Arturo Urena
Part of the Solution (POTS)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Sergio Rodriguez Camarena
Project Hospitality
Pomona College
Geovanni Gutierrez Vivar
Public Health Solutions
Hunter College
Kujegi Camara
Sauti Yetu
Princeton University

2015 Justice Fellows

Sussan Lee
Minkwon Center for Community Action
Harvard Law School
Annie Matthews
Neighborhood Defender Service
New York University School of Law
Grace Kao
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Yale Law School
Nick Phillips
Pace Community Law Practice
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Kristen Cates
Safe Horizon
Georgetown University Law Center
Willie Giacofci
Safe Horizon
Roger Williams University School of Law
Julina Guo
Sanctuary for Families
Harvard Law School
Matt Boaz
American Friends Service Committee
Georgetown University Law Center
Kellie MacDonald
American Friends Service Committee
Harvard Law School
Christina Elhaddad
Arab American Association of New York
American University Washington College of Law
Jonathan Mulligan
Atlas: DIY
University of California, Davis School of Law
Ting Poon
Brooklyn Defender Services
Brooklyn Law School
Danielle Alvarado
CARECEN
Northeastern University School of Law
Victor Cueva
Catholic Charities Community Services
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John Travis
Catholic Charities Community Services
Boston University School of Law
Paola Uriarte
Central American Legal Assistance
Brooklyn Law School
Nabila Taj
Empire Justice Center
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Kennji Kizuka
Human Rights First
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Samuel Dillon
Human Rights First
Rutgers Law School
Laura Rodriguez
Immigration Equality
Emory University School of Law
Gilda Holguin
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Katie Madison
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Yale Law School
Anna Oguntimein
Legal Services NYC
David A. Clarke School of Law
Natalia Renta
Make the Road New York
Stanford Law School
Antonia House
Make the Road New York
New York University School of Law

2015 Community Fellows

Mayra Melendez
Empire Justice Center
Salisbury University
Anahi Mendoza
Human Rights First
Harvard University
Stephanie Park
Minkwon Center for Community Action
Macaulay Honors College at Hunter
Jennifer Perez
Neighborhood Defender Service
University of California, Berkeley
Paula Garcia Salazar
Part of the Solution (POTS)
CUNY Macaulay Honors College
Omar De Los Santos
Project Hospitality
Yale University
Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe
Public Health Solutions
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Whitney Braunstein
Brooklyn Public Library
Tulane University
Joan Fernandez
CARECEN
Princeton University

2014 Justice Fellows

Edward McCarthy
Brooklyn Defender Services
Yale Law School
Jessica Rofe
Brooklyn Defender Services
New York University School of Law
Scott Coomes
CARECEN
Harvard Law School
Palmer Lawrence
CARECEN
University of Michigan Law School
Rebecca Popuch
Central American Legal Assistance
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Dave Wilkins
Central American Legal Assistance
Georgetown University Law Center
Miriam Lacroix
City Bar Justice Center
Pace University School of Law
Caitlin Meiner-Le Grand
City Bar Justice Center
Yale Law School
Emily Puhl
Legal Services NYC
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Tanika Vigil
Legal Services NYC
Harvard Law School
Janice Chua
Legal Services NYC
Fordham University School of Law
Kendal Nystedt
Make the Road New York
New York University School of Law
Scott Foletta
Make the Road New York
Brooklyn Law School
Wilson Osorio
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
American University Washington College of Law
Faiza Sayed
Sanctuary for Families
Columbia Law School
Michael Shannon
Sanctuary for Families
Boston College Law School
Karla Ostolaza Ortiz
Bronx Defenders
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Luis Mancheno
Bronx Defenders
Roger Williams University School of Law
Gloria Chacon
The Door
New York Law School
Amy Pont
The Door
New York University School of Law
Aaron Reichlin-Melnick
The Legal Aid Society
Georgetown University Law Center
Stephanie Cordero
The Legal Aid Society
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Nhu-Y Ngo
The Legal Aid Society
UCLA School of Law
Katherine Park
Urban Justice Center
Columbia Law School
Sean McMahon
Urban Justice Center
New York University School of Law

2014 Community Fellows

Mili Chapado
Public Health Solutions
Florida State University
Kimberly Fayette
Brooklyn Public Library
Brown University
Alain Balan
Brooklyn Public Library
New York University
Laura Garbes
Center for Family Life
Tufts University
Hong Tran
Center for Family Life
Yale University
Allison Gao
Chinese-American Planning Council
Franklin & Marshall College
Melissa Escano Garcia Velez
Part of the Solution (POTS)
Lehman College
Aseem Mehta
Part of the Solution (POTS)
Yale University
Leslie Montes Zazueta
Project Hospitality
Harvard University
Karla Diaz
Project Hospitality
University of California, San Diego