Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow
Katherine joined Brooklyn Defender Services as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow in September 2017. She is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law, and of the University of Southern California. She is a native New Yorker, and she is fluent in Spanish.
Working in Guatemala, Katherine saw the impact of the U.S. deportation crisis on migrants. Inspired to serve individuals facing the immigration system alone, she worked for five years with detained unaccompanied children at the South Texas Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) on the Texas-Mexico border, and with adults and children at Ayuda in Washington, D.C.
While in law school, Katherine was a Public Interest / Public Service Scholar. She interned with Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
She is honored to provide critical deportation defense to immigrants facing criminal charges through the innovative Immigration Practice at BDS.