As senior advisor to Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation team, Ana Guzina provides support and guidance to volunteer lawyers who represent asylum seekers in the New York, New Jersey, and Houston areas. Prior to this role, Ana was the managing attorney and senior staff attorney in the New York office of Human Rights First.
Prior to working with Human Rights First, Ana was in private immigration practice in San Francisco and Oakland, where she handled a wide range of immigration matters before USCIS, immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. consulates abroad. She also worked as in-house counsel for a public-sector union in San Francisco. Prior to that, Ana was an associate attorney for an immigration law firm in San Francisco, where she managed a large caseload of defensive and affirmative immigration cases and appeared regularly at the San Francisco immigration court, asylum office, and USCIS. Ana also volunteered with Asylum Access in Thailand, where she assisted urban refugees in Bangkok with obtaining refugee status with UNHCR. During law school, Ana held internships with the Refugee Policy Department at Human Rights Watch, UNICEF in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis, and the International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic at CUNY Law School.
Ana received her law degree from the University of California at Davis, her M.P.A. with a concentration in non-profit management from San Francisco State University, and her B.A. from Eugene Lang College at the New School. Ana is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice law in New York and California. Ana is from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.