Natalia Meade is a Law Clerk at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science, and received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. While in law school, she advocated for immigrant communities with the Central American Resource Center, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. She continued her work by representing clients in immigration proceedings as a student attorney with the Immigrant Justice Clinic. She also managed a medical legal project with La Clínica Del Pueblo to provide services to LGBTQ+ undocumented immigrants.
As an Equal Justice America Fellow, she worked with detainees at the border with the ABA’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project. While there, she published a best practices guide with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), regarding unaccompanied alien children at the border.
Prior to joining ASAP, Natalia volunteered with the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice by providing support to their Seafood Workers’ Alliance. She addressed the needs of H-2B laborers who were adversely affected by COVID-19.
Natalia grew up in McAllen, Texas, close to family on both sides of the US-Mexico border.