Ana Guzina is a Senior Staff Attorney in the New York office of Human Rights First, where she helps manage the pro bono legal representation of asylum seekers. She provides support, mentoring, and training to volunteer lawyers in New York and New Jersey who represent asylum seekers at all levels of the system and assists with the coordination of legal representation.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Ana was in private immigration practice in the Bay Area, where she handled 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. Ana previously worked as an associate attorney for a small immigration practice in San Francisco, where she represented many clients both in Immigration Court and USCIS. She also volunteered with Asylum Access in Thailand, where she worked with urban refugees in Bangkok. During law school, Ana held internships with Human Rights Watch's Refugee Policy Department, 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 Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University, and her Bachelor of Arts from Eugene Lang College. 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 has lived in Libya, Thailand and Indonesia. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.