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Dominique has focused on forced migration issues since she was an undergraduate student at the University of Richmond. She has experience in resettlement services; has partnered with the International Rescue Committee, Church World Services, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration; and is a certified immigration law specialist. She currently focuses on highlighting alumni experiences in the migration field and is pursuing her Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at DePaul.
Valerie is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science, and she is now pursuing her law degree and certificate in international and comparative law. As a student intern in the Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, she works on a variety of cases, including bond cases before the Chicago Immigration Court. Prior to law school, Valerie worked as a contract Spanish interpreter for the Executive Office of Immigration Review, traveling to immigration courts nationwide to interpret for respondents in their court proceedings. She also taughtEnglish as a second language to students in Barcelona, Spain.