Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Seattle, WA

I will spend my fellowship year at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where I will engage in a combination of strategic litigation, direct representation, and community outreach to help eliminate some of the unjust disadvantages faced by low-income immigrants in removal proceedings.

At HLS, I worked as a student attorney in the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Clinic and in the Crimmigration Clinic, providing direct legal services to asylum seekers and other immigrants as well as participating in federal-litigation projects. Through the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic, I spent a J-Term at the MacArthur Justice Center in Washington, D.C., where I had the opportunity to work on a brief in opposition to a petition for certiorari in a police-misconduct case. During my time in law school, I was also a member of the Harvard Immigration Project’s Policy Team, a Research Assistant to Professor Sabi Ardalan, an Article Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal, and a Co-President of the Korean Association. I spent my 1L summer at the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, working with individual complainants alleging unlawful discrimination and drafting legal memoranda in support of cases challenging the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. During my 2L summer, I worked on a wide variety of civil rights cases, first as a Civil Rights Intern at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP and then as a Legal Intern at the ACLU of Massachusetts. I am a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in International Studies.