Sandra is a Supervising Attorney at Immigrant Justice Corps. She comes to IJC with a solid background in community engagement and public service, having done a variety of public interest work in Miami, Chicago, and now, New York before, during, and after law school. Immediately prior to joining IJC, Sandra was a staff attorney with the Removal Defense Project at Catholic Migration Services for three years. She worked on a combination of removal defense cases, complex affirmative applications, and appeals. Sandra also actively coordinated and participated in Know Your Rights trainings, community outreach, and CMS’ legal intern program.
Sandra received her J.D. from the University of Miami, School of Law, in Miami, Florida where she was born and raised. During law school, she interned for the Florida State Attorney’s Office, Human Trafficking Public Policy Division, interned with IJC host organization The Door, and was a student attorney for UM Law’s Tenant’s Rights clinic. She graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago, where she spent a number of years working in community organizing.