Edith is a rising 2L at the University of Michigan Law School, where she serves as Communications Director for the Immigration and Labor Law Association and a Board Member for the Gender Violence Project. Her work experience and interests exemplify Edith’s deep commitment to working with survivors of trauma and violence – a passion she cultivated as a student at Barnard College, where she developed community resources and advocated for increased university accountability regarding issues of sexual violence on campus.
After graduating from Barnard in 2016, Edith went on to work as a Matrimonial and Family Law Paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she worked with survivors of domestic abuse on a variety of civil needs including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, and immigration applications. She has also conducted intake for the International Refugee Assistance Project and traveled to the border as a volunteer with the Dilley Pro Bono Project to assist asylum seekers in detention.
“I was so excited to intern at ASAP this summer and continue supporting immigrants and survivors of trauma,” Edith reflected on her internship with the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project this summer. “I’ve learned so much from the inspiring team at ASAP, and had the chance to provide legal assistance to individual clients, conduct legal research for federal litigation, and assist in a national coordination effort to bring legal services to reunited families. I’m leaving my summer at ASAP with a clearer vision of the kind of lawyer I want to be.”