As the Los Angeles Refugee Representation team’s legal services coordinator, Guadalupe Trejo provides legal support to asylum seekers, their pro bono attorneys, and in-house attorneys in the Los Angeles office. She is responsible for conducting screenings and intake interviews of potential clients and assists with ongoing case management, among her other duties.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Guadalupe worked for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition in Washington, D.C. as their managing legal assistant. There, she provided legal orientations, legal screenings, and direct services to unaccompanied children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities. Her work with detained unaccompanied children occurred during the family separation crisis under the Trump administration.
Guadalupe holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is fluent in Spanish.