As an immigrant herself from Leon, Nicaragua, Andrea understands first-hand the necessity of legal representation throughout the immigration process and as such, has always sought opportunities to contribute to the cause. Her prior experience includes working with Safe Passage Project to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in asylum and SIJS claims, participating in Hofstra Law’s Deportation Defense Clinic representing detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings, and representing victims of domestic violence to attain U-Visas and complete VAWA petitions with Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project. As an IJC fellow, Andrea will continue working to represent clients in removal proceedings at CARECEN-NY.