Monica (she/her) is a Litigation Fellow with the Immigrant Rights program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. In this role, she focuses on cases challenging the detention and deportation of immigrant communities targeted for policing and immigration enforcement.
Monica received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as the graduate student researcher at the UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender and advocated for immigrant communities in the California Asylum Representation Clinic and the East Bay Community Law Center Immigration Unit. Monica also participated in the Womxn of Color Collective, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, and The California Law Review during her time at UC Berkeley. Prior to law school, Monica received her B.A. in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California and worked as a sexual health educator for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.