Thanina Haddadi is a foreign-trained attorney from Algeria. She was admitted to the Tizi-ouzou Bar, Algeria, in 2015, and she founded her law firm advocating for human rights and immigration. Thanina came to the United States in 2018 through the diversity program to pursue her legal career and become an attorney in the United States. Thanina is deeply passionate about immigration and always strives to make a change within the immigrant community. She decided to join the Immigrant Justice Corps to fulfill her passion for assisting and serving the immigrant community while advocating for human rights. Thanina is graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 2024. During her LLM, she has been involved with immigration works, especially with The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham and NYLAG. She assisted newly arrived immigrants in New York City with filling out the asylum application. During a service trip to Newark with the Feerick Center, Thanina volunteered to help detainees seeking asylum in Elizabeth’s Detention Center, New Jersey. Thanina was honored with the Defender of The Dream Award from the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham on March 19, 2024, and she pledges to uphold the values it represents with integrity and dedication. Thanina will be working at Prisoners’ of Legal Service in Albany. She will be assisting indigent individuals and children confined in New York State prisons and protecting the civil and human rights of incarcerated New Yorkers.