Managing Legal Assistant
Guadalupe joined CAIR Coalition as a legal assistant in January 2018. Her work focuses on providing legal screenings and “Know your Rights” presentations to detained youth held at Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) contract facilities.
Prior to working at CAIR Coalition, Guadalupe served as a Public Policy intern for the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF). While working with MALDEF, she assisted legislative staff attorneys in their efforts to advocate for sensible and effective changes to U.S Immigration policy. Her research focused primarily on three key areas including education, employment, and political access.
Guadalupe also worked as an Own Recognizance Intern for Pretrial Services. She possess valuable experience in evaluating risk assessments for the potential release of criminal defendants, and writing evaluation reports for court arraignments.
Guadalupe is passionate about civic engagement, education, and immigration policy. She remains involved with various organizations that share similar motives, including community development projects like the College Link Outreach Program (CLOP). She is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish.