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Conchita is a Skadden Fellow at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). Prior to law school, Conchita served as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and as Chief of Staff for State Senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx. Conchita has worked as a policy and political advisor for progressive local, state, and federal candidates in Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and New York, and served as a Spanish-language spokeswoman for President Obama’s re-election campaign. She has also worked as a community organizer for the Central American Resource Center, and hosted a Spanish-language radio show in South Carolina focusing on immigration issues.
Conchita is originally from Miami, Florida, and is the daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant and Cuban refugee. She graduated with honors from Brown University in 2007 with a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies, and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2016, where she co-founded ASAP. While in law school, Conchita represented clients and developed legal resources at the Bronx Defenders’ Immigration Unit, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the Miami-Dade Public Defenders. She was a member of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, where she prepared federal litigation, including a lawsuit defending President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Conchita served as President of the American Constitution Society (ACS) at Yale and Chair of the Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA). Conchita speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. From 2016-2017 she was a Gruber Fellow in Global Justice and Women’s Rights, and from 2017-2018 she was a law clerk to Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga in the Southern District of Florida.