We are excited to introduce Daniela Rodriguez as the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project’s (ASAP) Executive Assistant! Daniela migrated to the United States from Ecuador when she was 9 years old with her family and currently resides in Connecticut.
“I am so grateful to be able to join this group of advocates doing important work to bring justice to asylum-seeking families,” said Daniela Rodriguez. “I look forward to using my professional background to continually further ASAP’s mission.”
Growing up undocumented showed Daniela the hardships immigrant and asylum-seeking families experience when they uproot their lives in search of a better livelihood and safety. This experience led her to organize for immigrants’ rights.
During her time in college, Daniela interned at Building One Community, coordinating volunteers and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to recently arrived immigrants. Shortly after, she began to organize for a youth-led immigrants’ rights organization in Connecticut that worked to pass in-state tuition for undocumented students. In 2017, she was nominated to chair the Board of Directors of that same organization.
Before joining ASAP, Daniela spent time in the corporate world. She has worked in various industries ranging from media to marketing, most recently as Office Manager for a software company. Her background focuses on operations and staff development.