Marie’s previous careers in medicine, international business, and international education exposed her to, and helped her value, many cultures and populations worldwide. Additionally, as a first-generation immigrant to the U.S., she personally understands the hope that fuels members of the immigrant community to achieve their present and future dreams. She plans to spend her legal career representing immigrants most in need of legal assistance. As a law student at Chapman University Fowler School of law, Marie has worked with undocumented immigrants, detained asylum seekers and immigrants seeking a variety of humanitarian forms of immigration relief. Marie is placed with Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition in Washington D.C., where she is part of the detained adult program, representing adult immigrants in Maryland and Virginia who are either asylum seekers, or long-term residents of the U.S. with deep ties to local communities – both of whom are facing removal from the U.S.