As a first-generation Salvadoran immigrant raised in rural Missouri, Virginia’s passion for advocacy began at an early age. Prior to law school, Virginia worked as a paralegal at Legal Aid of Western Missouri where she assisted survivors of domestic violence. While in law school, Virginia worked in criminal, immigration, and employment discrimination areas of law. She also externed for the Arkansas Court of Appeals and worked for her school’s Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform. As an IJC fellow, Virginia will be working for Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center where she will represent unaccompanied minors.