While in law school, Graciela advocated for immigrant rights through participating in various legal clinics, working with local and international organizations, and engaging in a research study that analyzed the reintegration challenges encountered by Mexican immigrants post-deportation. Graciela led an array of humanitarian cases through the Immigrant Rights Clinic and traveled to Ghana to further the impactful work initiated at the clinic, assisting immigrants with their humanitarian parole applications. As the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents and her upbringing in a California border town, Graciela is deeply motivated to provide legal assistance to those in need of legal representation. Graciela is thrilled to join IJC as a Fellow with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Wenatchee, Washington, and will primarily focus on defensive asylum cases.