As the daughter of Salvadoran and Colombian immigrants, Emily inherited her parent’s resiliency, grit and passion and is dedicated to serving the immigrant community at large. She honed her legal advocacy skills at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she worked with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic and Cardozo’s Criminal Defense Clinic. Emily also interned at The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit Youth Project, Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project and volunteered at the Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Emily is honored to continue to fight alongside her community as a Justice Fellow at IJC’s Central American Protection Project in partnership with Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) in Hempstead, Long Island. As a Justice Fellow, Emily represents vulnerable Adults with Children and unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America.