Geovanni Gutierrez Vivar

Supervising Accredited Representative

Geovanni Gutierrez Vivar is a Supervising Accredited Representative at Immigrant Justice Corps, providing supervisory support to the Community Fellowship Program. Geovanni joined IJC as Community Fellow in 2016 and worked on affirmative immigration benefits applications at two different sites during his fellowship – Public Health Solutions in Queens and the Queens Public Library. There he proved himself a committed advocate. From there, IJC offered him the opportunity to further grow his skills by extending his fellowship for two more years at the Long Island Project, a partnership between IJC and CARECEN focused on removal defense representation for families and unaccompanied minors living in Long Island. There, he screened hundreds of potential clients, and provide crucial litigation support to the Justice Fellows placed in the Long Island Project. Based on the extensive experience he acquired in this position, he was granted full accreditation from the Department of Justice in April 2020.

Geovanni received his B.A. from Hunter College in English Literature and Criticism. Geovanni was born and raised in Mexico, and in his teenage years, crossed the US-Mexican border. He lived undocumented for five years before he was able to adjust his status through SIJS.