Evelyn Núñez joins the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) team as an immigration paralegal to manage and build ASAP’s online community center. Prior to joining ASAP, Evelyn worked as a litigation paralegal for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in Washington, D.C. supporting lawsuits filed by immigrant clients enforcing their civil rights. She also spearheaded local community education efforts to amplify access to legal information within immigrant communities on workplace and language access rights.
Evelyn is originally from Chicago, Illinois and is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a degree in American studies with a specific focus on social movements. During her time in New Haven, she began to get involved in local community organizing efforts to defend immigrant communities. She is excited to continue building up community power through her position at ASAP and to join asylum seekers in defending their right to a safe home. Evelyn speaks English and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing bachata, learning to cook new foods, and watching different food series on Netflix and Hulu.