As an Immigration Supervising Attorney, Daniella advocates alongside immigrant survivors of gender-based violence on their journeys to justice. Daniella supervises a legal team and provides trauma-informed counsel and legal representation to survivors in affirmative and defensive asylum, VAWA petitions, T visa and U visa petitions, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
Prior to joining Tahirih in 2021, Daniella was a Senior Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense, where she supervised a legal team, facilitated several funding streams, and advocated for unaccompanied immigrant children in their asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions, and T visa and U visa petitions. Before her position at KIND, Daniella was a Senior Attorney at Tahirih Justice Center’s Baltimore office, where she advocated for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in their immigration and domestic relations matters.
Daniella was a Staff Attorney at Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan where she represented indigent immigrant farmworkers in immigration and employment cases, initiated a targeted advocacy project to expand the representation of workplace sexual assault survivors, and developed a community partners network sensitive to the needs of immigrant survivors of workplace sexual assault.
Daniella was born in Ecuador and has spent time abroad in Haiti, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
“The clients at Tahirih Justice Center are heroes. I am honored to work at an organization like Tahirih that is a pioneer in empowering survivors of gender-based violence to pave a path to safety and independence.”
Education: University of Baltimore School of Law, JD; University of Maryland, BA
Languages: Spanish, English
Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador