elizabeth Schmelzel, ESQ

Senior Attorney

Elizabeth Schmelzel grew up in southern Illinois and attended George Washington University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in 2007. She later received her Master's Degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she focused largely on immigration law and criminal defense. She has worked in detention centers throughout Texas and the United Kingdom and before joining CAIR Coalition, was a legal fellow at Ayuda. Elizabeth has had the opportunity to live in Senegal, China, and the United Kingdom and is honored to have found a career allowing her to walk alongside people from all over the world.