Janis is a part-time Legal Assistant at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) and an undergraduate student at Yale University pursuing a double major in English and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. She brings experience working with immigrant communities in Los Angeles, CA and New Haven, CT. Janis first joined ASAP as an undergraduate intern in summer 2018. Her commitment to working with asylum-seeking families is driven by a belief in the power of the law to build migrant, refugee, and gender justice.
During her time at Yale, Janis has served as Head Coordinator of the Asian American Cultural Center, led student efforts to expand Yale’s ethnic studies programming, and developed pre-orientation resources for incoming students of color. A Mellon Mays Fellow, she is currently conducting research that explores refugee testimony as a legal, political, and literary form. Janis is from Irvine, California. She speaks English, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin.