Yareli joined CAIR Coalition in 2018 as a legal assistant to the Detained Adults Program, conducting direct representation support and legal research to immigrants in Virginia and Maryland.
Prior to joining CAIR Coalition, Yareli worked as a legal assistant at Catholic Charities in St. Louis, MO serving immigrants in a variety of cases, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, TPS, and DACA. Before that, Yareli interned with the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA), working with the St. Louis community to educate around the issues of migration justice and advocate for immigration policy change. She also has volunteered with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, TX.
Yareli holds a B.A. from Saint Louis University in Political Science, International Studies, and French. A native Spanish speaker, Yareli also speaks French.