Elizabeth joined Tahirih in 2019. As a staff attorney, Elizabeth provides client-centered, trauma-informed, culturally competent legal advice, counsel, and representation to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in asylum cases, claims brought under the Violence Against Women Act, T visas and U visas. She also provides technical assistance to pro bono partners, represents Tahirih at stakeholder meetings, and conducts outreach and community engagement. Prior to joining Tahirih, Elizabeth was an Attorney Advisor at the New York Immigration Court and an Equal Justice Works Emerson Legal Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. In law school, Elizabeth was the recipient of the Charles H. Revson Foundation Public Interest Fellowship. Growing up, Elizabeth regularly spent time in Mexico and Nicaragua with family. She has also traveled throughout Europe and Northern Africa.
I am inspired by Tahirih’s client-centered approach. As the daughter of an asylum seeker, with roots in Mexico and Nicaragua, I feel a strong affinity with my clients and a great sense of admiration for their tenacity and resilience. I treasure the opportunity to support them through my work.
Education: Rutgers Law School, J.D.; Florida International University, B.A.
Hometown: New York City, NY & Miami, Florida