Portland Office Unaccompanied Minors Program Legal Assistant
Carina has been working as a legal assistant for the ICS Unaccompanied Children Program since June of 2018. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and international studies, specializing in migration, displacement, and refugees. Beyond her work at ICS, Carina has experience in conducting academic research on transnational migration as a Ronald E McNair Scholar as well as grassroots and state-level organizing for immigrant rights in Oregon.
Carina’s work at ICS includes supporting the UAC attorney, conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations to detained youth in government custody, providing legal screenings and ensuring access to legal services. As a second generation immigrant, Carina’s work is motivated by her dedication to immigrant and human rights. In her free time, Carina enjoys oil painting and spending time with her family in rural Eastern Oregon.