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Cathleen Carlson

Cathleen joined Tahirih in 2023. As a Staff Attorney, Cathleen is responsible for representing immigrants fleeing gender-based violence before Immigration Court and USCIS.

Before joining Tahirih, Cathleen served as an Immigration Attorney at private firms in Arlington, Virginia and Miami, Florida, where she provided representation for those seeking asylum relief and family based-petitions.

During law school, Cathleen was a student-attorney at the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law. She was also a member of the International Law Review.

“I am truly inspired by Tahirih’s mission to support immigrant women and girls become empowered and establish a safe and happy lives for themselves and their family’s here in the United States”

Education: American University, JD; James Madison University, BA

Hometown: Stafford, VA