Giovanna Calderon

Program Assistant

Giovanna joined CAIR in June 2019 as a program assistant.

Prior to working with CAIR Coalition, Giovanna predominately focused on public interest specifically with immigration and housing in the District of Columbia. During undergrad, she interned at the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration where she answered calls on a hotline and assisted individuals in detention centers with their immigration issues whether it be helping them navigate the immigration court, updating them on their case status, sending them ‘Know Your Rights” packets. When she was not on the hotline, Giovanna conducted research and gathered country reports for the attorneys to use as well as translated documents.

After interning at the American Bar Association, Giovanna continued perusing her passion for social justice and interned with the DC Office of Attorney General Public Advocacy Division where she assisted the Assistant Attorney Generals with tenant cases that involved advocating for better living conditions for District residents.

Giovanna graduated from American University in May 2019 where she earned her B.A. in Justice, Law and Criminology and certificates in Advanced Leadership Studies as well as Politics, Policy, and Law.