Elizabeth comes from a family of immigrants; her grandparents, mother, and three uncles emigrated to the United States as Vietnam War refugees thus providing her with the opportunities she has today. Before law school, Elizabeth worked as Communications Director for a New York State Senator where the constant stream of constituents seeking immigration advice solidified her commitment to immigrant justice. While attending Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Elizabeth participated in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic for two years where she represented detained asylum-seekers and challenged the legality of immigration detainers. She also interned at the Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas and at The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau. Because of her background and legal education, Elizabeth is determined to dedicate her legal career to deportation defense.