As the daughter of immigrants, Vanessa is well-versed in the experiences and hardships of the immigrant community. During law school, she interned with Ayuda and Kids in Need of Defense where she worked on an array of immigration cases including asylum, T visas, and Special Immigration Juvenile Status. She also served as a student attorney for her law school’s Immigration Clinic where she worked on defensive and affirmative asylum cases. Vanessa will serve as an IJC Fellow with CAIR Coalition, where she will represent detained immigrants in removal proceedings.