Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow
Veronica is the Equal Justice Work Emerson Fellow focusing on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Veronica graduated from Howard University School of Law in May of 2016. During Law school, Veronica interned at various immigrant right organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense and New York Legal Aid. Additionally, Veronica was recognized by the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington D.C. (HBA-DC) for her commitment to the advancement of the Latino community by being awarded the inaugural HBA-DC Foundation Scholarship. As an immigrant who grew up in Oakland California, Veronica strives to use her law degree and experience working directly with immigrant communities.