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Anahi Mendoza

Community Fellow, Immigrant Justice Corps

Anahi Mendoza is a Community Fellow with Immigrant Justice Corps. At Human Rights First, Anahi works with the Refugee Representation team to provide legal services to asylum seekers.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Anahi served as a Legal Representative with the CARA Pro Bono Project representing detained asylum seeking women and children at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. As a Legal Representative, Anahi prepared women and children for their Credible Fear interviews, represented women and children before the Houston and Newark Asylum Offices, and advocated to end family detention. Anahi continues to serve as a volunteer with the CARA Pro Bono Project supporting efforts both in Dilley and at the Berks Family Residential Center in Berks, Pennsylvania.

Anahi graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2015 with a degree in Social Studies and a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. She was the recipient of the Joan Morthland Hutchins Thesis Prize for her thesis on the criminalization of immigrants. At Harvard, Anahi served as the Director of Act on a Dream, co-founded Harvard’s first feminist magazine, and volunteered with the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic. For her advocacy for immigrant communities, Anahi was honored at the White House in 2014 as a White House Champion of Change.