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Maya El Cheikh

Legal Services Coordinator

As a legal services coordinator with the Refugee Representation team in New York, Maya assists clients, pro bono attorneys, and mentoring attorneys on asylum cases.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Maya worked with the Victim Services Unit at the District Attorney's office in Brooklyn. There, she assisted victims of various crimes, including domestic violence, on VAWA and U-visa petitions.

In addition to her legal background, Maya holds a Master's degree in Special Education and Inclusion from Roe Hampton University, a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Carleton University in Canada. Maya speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.