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.

2019 Justice Fellows

Katrina Black
RAICES
Harvard Law School
Megan Elman
Long Island Project (IJC)
George Washington University Law School
Brenda Garcia
Catholic Charities – Orlando
Michigan State University College of Law
Paloma Guerrero
University of Nevada Law, Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
Janae Hakala Choquette
Bronx Defenders
Northeastern University School of Law
Rehana Jamal
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John Jozkowski
Safe Horizon
Brooklyn Law School
Jiyoon Kim
Brooklyn Defender Services
Northeastern University School of Law
Amy Kimbel
Florence Immigrant Rights Project
UCLA School of Law
Diego Menendez-Estrada
Public Law Center
Boston University
Mariana Negron-Quinones
Safe Passage Project
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
Emilie Raber
Building One Community
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alyssa Ramirez
The Door
New York Law School
Cindy Ramirez
BakerRipley (Houston)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Lesly Santos
Catholic Charities Community Services
Pace University School of Law
Thomas Scott-Railton
Bronx Defenders
Yale Law School
Nora Searle
Bronx Defenders
New York University School of Law
Kevin Siegel
Brooklyn Defender Services
New York University School of Law
Maya Sikand
Neighborhood Defender Service
New York University School of Law
Rebecca Taylor
Human Rights First
USC Gould School of Law

2019 Community Fellows

Abu Bakr Toure
Sauti Yetu
Lehman College
Jacqueline Campos
UnLocal
Wellesley College
Carlos David Aviles Castro
Building One Community
University of California, Irvine
Brian Elizalde
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Brown University
Elisa Nunez Gutierrez
Long Island Project (IJC)
Brooklyn College
Micaela Rodriguez Tovar
Queens Public Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
ShoYoung Shin
Minkwon Center for Community Action
Amherst College
Ana Yanes Martinez
Brooklyn Public Library
Carleton College
Cindy Zhunio
New York Public Library
University of New Haven

2018 Justice Fellows

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

2018 Community Fellows

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

2017 Justice Fellows

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

2017 Community Fellows

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

2016 Justice Fellows

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

2016 Community Fellows

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

2015 Justice Fellows

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

2015 Community Fellows

Whitney Braunstein
Brooklyn Public Library
Tulane University
Omar De Los Santos
Project Hospitality
Yale University
Joan Fernandez
CARECEN
Princeton University
Paula Garcia Salazar
Part of the Solution (POTS)
CUNY Macaulay Honors College
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
Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe
Public Health Solutions
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

2014 Justice Fellows

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

2014 Community Fellows

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