After receiving his master’s degree in Latin American Studies with a focus on the study of refugees and displacement, Jon began his professional career. He first worked with a local legal services NGO in Ecuador serving refugees from Colombia, then with Catholic Charities of New York working with unaccompanied minor immigrants, and finally as a resettlement expert with UNHCR in Uganda. These experiences solidified his dedication to immigrant rights work, which he pursued throughout law school. Jon will now be working with Brooklyn Defender Services to assist clients in cases such as removal defense, SIJS, U and T visas, and asylum.