A dedicated advocate with over 10 years of professional and personal experience in immigration and criminal legal systems. Committed to individual aid and policy changes affecting the undocumented, the formerly incarcerated, individuals living with mental illness, addictions, and other marginalized groups.
A capable, quick thinking problem solver, provided unique solutions to often unexpected and sometimes unusual problems. An experienced networker, routinely scoped out opportunities to create and build strategic, lasting alliances between government officials, grassroots organizations and private entities.
Managerial skills include; mentoring and coaching diverse groups of individuals; developing and overseeing various programs that promote gender, religious and racial equality; as well as overseeing day-to-day administrative office management.
Skilled Problem Solver, Mediator and Negotiator
Skilled Listener, Writer, Speaker, and Presenter
Experienced Networker and Builder of Advantageous, lasting Partnerships and Coalitions
Committed thousands of pro bono hours to help individual veterans, victims of DV, asylum Seekers, and the mentally ill
Experienced builder of diverse, talented teams, promoting cohesion; coaching and mentoring them to success
Experienced Project Manager of policy initiatives and actions; designing and developing strategies that deal with issues of social injustice and how to effectuate change.
Certified Bi-Lingual interpreter and translator in Russian
Tracer/Disaster Prevention Specialist, 08/2020 to Current Company Name – City, State
Distribute safety supplies and educational resources in the field.
Exceed daily norms of communicating with the number of clients by 50 % through effective task prioritization and strong work ethic.
Established new effective, cost saving, training practices- teaching smaller teams various field protocols and methodologies, at a time; resulting in 20% cost saving.
Lead more experienced teams to more complex projects.
Perform visual surveys for statistical analysis of how safety protocols .are implemented.
Monitor business compliance with NYC zone mandates in Queens, NY.
Campaign Coordinator/Resource Acquisitionist, 01/2020 to Current Company Name – City, State
Participate in city and state lobbying, attended Community Board meetings to stay current.
Overall campaign management, constituency engagement, and field operations.
Coordinated fundraisers and donor appreciation events.
Trained and monitored 12 teams comprised of 10-12 individuals in campaign operations practices -campaign-focused assignments.
Participate in creating strategic partnerships for effective community and constituency organizing to that effect conducted research into policy and legislative initiatives to make sure they align.
Past campaigns have included: NY State Assemblyman Jeff Aubrey and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Law Library Clerk, 06/2016 to 10/2019 Company Name – City, State
Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional services included providing
individuals with post-conviction relief such as writing and filing to appeal their original case.
Helped file motions to renew and reargue as well as consulted on immigration and family law issues.
Stream lined the client grievance process, by writing a step by step guid, which raised the percentage of completed grievances and the success rate of individual grievances by 40.
Principal Attorney, 01/2004 to 01/2011 Company Name – City, State
Represented clients in all matters spanning the Civil side of the law, with emphasis on immigration law- asylum seekers, Family Law- survivors of domestic abuse and fathers' rights in custody conflicts.
Achieved over 50 + positive Asylum petition outcomes due to personal diligence and effort.
EStablished pre-trial protocols, and developed several instruction manuals with clear guidelines on tracking, researching, separdizing case law.
To stay on top of developing precedent and legislation in the areas of Asylum(immigration), and Domestic NYS law(Family).
Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
Consulted with foreign nationals on non-immigrant and immigrant visas and resolved routine and non-routine questions.
JD: 06/2002 Brooklyn Law School - City, State
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature and Language, 06/1999 SUNY - City, State
Bachelor of Arts: Russian Literature and Language, 06/1999 SUNY at Stony Brook - City, State
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Brooklyn Law School
SUNY at Stony Brook
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Tracer/Disaster Prevention Specialist
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Law Library Clerk
JD : 06/2002 Bachelor of Arts : English Literature and Language , 06/1999 Bachelor of Arts : Russian Literature and Language , 06/1999
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