Meet our team

Our small team of attorneys has a deep knowledge base and diverse backgrounds in child advocacy, removal defense, immigration, family, and administrative law.

We have worked in small firms, big firms, and non profit organizations and we have been pro bono attorneys and pro bono coordinators. CILA has over 40 years of collective experience that we are pleased to be able to share with the community.

Children's Immigration Law Academy - Yasmin Yavar

Yasmin Yavar

Deputy Director

Laura Egan

Managing Attorney for Pro Bono & Communications
Victoria Bio Pic

Victoria Mora

Managing Attorney for Technical Assistance and Training
bio pic

Marissa Barrera

Managing Social Worker
Nadia Headshot

Nadia Danilovich

Senior Staff Attorney
Sarena Bhatia headshot

Sarena Bhatia

Senior Staff Attorney

Sachika Denham-Hand

Staff Attorney
Amelia Friedman

Amelia Friedman

Staff Attorney
Brenda Headshot

Brenda Garcia-Carrera

Outreach Associate
itxel headshot

Itxel Ramirez

Program Coordinator
TJ_adobe_express (1)

Tasha Jones

Grant and Operations Manager

Shalom Hernandez

Social Work Fellow
Children's Immigration Law Academy - Meredith Linsky

Meredith Linsky

Director of the ABA Commission on Immigration in Washington, DC
Scroll to Top