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Janis is a Project Associate at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). She brings experience working with immigrant communities in Los Angeles, California, and New Haven, Connecticut. She has also conducted legal visits with asylum seekers in detention as a volunteer with the El Paso Immigration Collective.
Janis earned her B.A. from Yale University in English and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. At Yale, she organized political and cultural events for Asian American students and helped lead a university-wide campaign for ethnic studies. A Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she wrote her senior thesis on human rights testimony as a literary and visual-cultural genre. Janis graduated magna cum laude with distinction in both majors. She was the recipient of the 2020 Nakanishi Prize for exemplary leadership in enhancing race and/or ethnic relations at Yale College. Janis’s writing on art and culture has appeared in BRINK and The Offing.
Janis is from Irvine, California. She speaks English, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.