Annie is a 2L hoping to work in asylum law. She has bachelor’s degrees from Columbia and Sciences Po Paris and a master’s degree in refugee and forced migration studies from Oxford. Before law school, she worked at a refugee shelter in Texas and became an EMT. Since starting law school, she has interned with Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, Mina’s List in Istanbul, and the Legal Aid Society of New York. In her free time, she likes to cook, paint, explore cities by foot, and study languages.
Alfredo is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Accounting. He spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, he worked at Wells Fargo in numerous business units including Home Mortgage, Corporate Treasury, and Investment Banking. Before joining Wells Fargo, he interned at an immigration law firm in San Antonio, Texas. On campus, he is also involved with Student Government, Harvard Association for Law and Business, and Harvard Business Law Review. Alfredo is a sports enthusiast and loves spending time with his family.
Beatriz is a 2L at Harvard Law School. She graduated from the University of Florida, where she studied Political Science, International Relations, and Public Leadership. She spent her 1L summer at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. Prior to law school, she worked as a CHCI Public Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, and a Local Government Fellow at the City of Gainesville. On campus, she is also involved with the Election Law Clinic, First Class, and the Harvard Journal of Legislation. Beatriz loves movies, food, and the gym.
Client Engagement Services Director
Daisy Almonte is a 3L from Turkey, North Carolina. She is a first-generation daughter of Mexican immigrants and graduated from Duke University with an interdepartmental major in Public Policy and Sociology. Daisy joined the Harvard Immigration Project as a 1L and went on to explore the intersection of criminal and immigration law as a 2L with the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic. She is passionate about advancing and defending the rights of low-income immigrants and looks forward to another year with HIP.
Trace is a 2L at Harvard Law School from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He spent his 1L summer as a Summer Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP doing private equity/M&A legal work and plans to join Ropes & Gray LLP in the summer of 2023. At HLS, Trace participates in various journals, student practice organizations, and other student groups, among them the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Harvard Business Law Review, the Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Upon graduating from UMass Amherst in 2019 with degrees in economics and political science, Trace joined the DFA Program at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spending his first rotation in the Operations Front Office and his second rotation in both the Office of Supervision Policy and SEFL Front Office.
Pro Bono Partnerships Director
Emily is a 2L at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies. In addition to HIP, she is involved with the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Women’s Law Association, and the Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association. Emily loves word puzzles and learning languages.
Speakers and Symposium Director
Maya is a 1L intending to work in civil rights litigation. She studied Philosophy, Ethics & Public Policy, and Political Science at the University of Iowa. Before law school, she was a Fulbright teaching assistant in Spain. She has interned with the ACLU National Prison Project, the Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto Immigration Department, and Murad & Murad. On campus, she is involved with La Alianza, SALSA, the Journal on Legislation, the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and serves as a research assistant.
Speakers and Symposium Director
Louis Lin is a 1L at Harvard Law School. He graduated from undergrad and Master of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania. He is passionate about working with immigrant communities and addressing the social determinants of health. Before law school, he served as the Eviction Diversion Project Coordinator at Philadelphia Legal Assistance. On campus, he is also involved with APALSA, the American Constitution Society, and First Class.
Lecturer on Law, SPO Attorney Supervisor
Cindy Zapata is a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. She supervises and trains students in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) and in the Crimmigration Clinic. As part of HIRC, she supervises and trains law students working on applications for asylum and other humanitarian protections. In the Crimmigration Clinic, she focuses mainly on direct representation, including bond representation and immigration applications. She coordinates various community outreach efforts, including Know-Your-Rights presentations and Advice and Counsel sessions in the greater Boston area. She also serves as the supervising attorney for the HLS Immigration Project (HIP), a student-practice organization at HLS focused on immigration-related efforts and advocacy. She was previously a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. She holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from Queens College – CUNY.