The daughter of immigrants, Alejandra has long been passionate about immigrants’ rights. Growing up, her mother was undocumented until Alejandra turned twenty-one and could petition for her residency. Alejandra went to law school to pursue a career in immigration law advocating for immigrants’ rights. At American University Washington College of Law, Alejandra interned with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office, the Arlington Immigration Court, and was a student attorney in the Immigrant Justice Clinic. She joined IJC after clerking at the U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas. Alejandra works at Catholic Charities Community Services providing front line immigration relief to low-income immigrants in the Lower Hudson Valley, a region with a dearth of access to complex immigration representation.