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Emeline Armitage is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Spanish Language, International Studies, and Latin American Studies. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2020, Emeline interned at the International Office at University Hospitals in Cleveland and worked on local eco-friendly landscaping and gardening projects. Emeline speaks Spanish and would love to learn Portuguese in the future.
Joanie Kaplan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. She is graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she obtained a B.S. in Education. For over 20 years, Joanie has worked in the area of immigration law and is highly experienced in the area of employment-based immigration.
Julia Martynowski is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Cleveland State University in 2017. Julia was recognized with an award for Excellence in Spanish by the Department of World Languages at CSU. She gained an interest in immigration law while working at The University of Akron School of Law, where she served as an interpreter and translator for the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic. Julia translated asylum declaration statements and interpreted interviews with native Spanish speaking clients from all over Latin America who were seeking asylum. She is passionate about using her Spanish language skills to help others.
Karina Navarro is a trilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law working in the North Carolina office. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. Karina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. Prior to working at Brown Immigration Law, Karina was working as a Research Assistant and volunteered as a teacher assistant for ESL coursework and other various assistance to students of different ages and educational needs.
Maritza Zuñiga is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law with our North Carolina office. Maritza joined the firm in March 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Maritza also graduated from the UNC Paralegal Certificate program. She has worked as an immigration paralegal (primarily family-based immigration) for ten years. Maritza is fluent in Spanish and English and has studied French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Adriana Perez is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She graduated from American University with her bachelors in Legal Studies. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2020, Adriana interned for Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and worked at a nonprofit immigration firm in Washington D.C. Adriana is a first-generation college graduate and has dreams of becoming a lawyer to provide a voice for underrepresented populations.
Kunal Verma is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus in 2019 with his Bachelor’s in English. Kunal has worked extensively in customer service and can speak Hindi and Punjabi. Being and immigrant himself, Kunal wants to assist other immigrants as they navigate their own immigration matters.
Ruth is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio office. She graduated with her Associate's in Paralegal Studies from Columbus State Community College. Ruth was our Administrative Assistant prior to her current position; where she found her passion to do more for our client’s needs. Prior to joining Brown Immigration Law, Ruth interned at another local immigration law office and volunteered for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition. Ruth loves helping those who need it the most and loves working in a diverse environment. Ruth is fluent in Spanish and English and is eager to experience new challenges about the immigration legal world.
Noelle Baker is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she majored in Communication Studies with concentrations in French and Foreign Affairs and was a member of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society. She can read and write in French and is actively working on her speaking skills. Noelle is a passionate advocate for Humanitarian Rights and has dreams of working in diplomacy. Noelle gained an interest in immigration law after a capstone project where she was able to learn more about different areas of International Law. Prior to joining Brown Immigration, Noelle was the Service Manager for a local restaurant where she was able to enhance her problem-solving skills and apply her communication studies background to aid in the growth of her team. Noelle is excited to learn, help others by using her skills, and adores the challenges that immigration law proposes.
Laura Aldana is a case manager at the Durham, NC office. She graduated from the UNC Charlotte in 2020 where she majored in Political Science and International Studies. Since high school, Laura became a strong advocate for immigrant rights and participated in marches and events to help empower immigrant youth with El Pueblo, a local nonprofit organization in Raleigh, NC. While in college, Laura interned at the immigration law clinic at the International House, helping low-income refugees and asylees with their immigration matters. Following this, Laura became a legal assistant at a small immigration law firm in Charlotte, NC where she gained substantial experience in removal proceedings and family-based petitions. During her free time, Laura likes to spend time her friends, family, and dogs, go to the lake, and practice kickboxing.
Christina Corrigan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She received her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University where she double majored in Psychology and Spanish and Hispanic studies. Christina also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester at Comilla’s Pontifical University. She is fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively throughout Spain and Mexico. In her spare time she enjoys being with friends & family, playing with dogs and trying out different international cuisine.
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Jaclyn Henley is an Accounts Payable Specialist at Brown Immigration Law and works in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. Jaclyn has years of accounting experience and is enthusiastic about serving our clients. Prior to Brown Immigration, Jaclyn worked in an accounting department and is thrilled to be working with a growing firm.
Alexis King is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio office. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 2019, where she double majored in Spanish and Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics. Alexis also studied abroad in Toledo, Spain at Universidad Castilla La Mancha, which sparked an interest in finding a career where she could use her Spanish speaking skills. Outside of work, Alexis loves to travel and hopes to live in Zanzibar one day.
Meybelin Barrera is a bilingual Law Clerk at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Orlando, Florida office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Management from Seminole State College in 2019. She is currently 3L at Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. Meybelin was recognized with the Sister Linda Bevilacque award for outstanding service to the law school and the 2021 George C. Young Inn of Court Memorial Writing Award. She gained an interest in law while working as a Guardian ad Litem Case Coordinator for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. Meybelin has worked in two high-volume immigration firms in Orlando and participated in the Barry University School of Law Immigration Clinic, where she gained substantial experience in family-based petitions, removal proceedings, asylum and VAWA. During her time at Barry University School of Law, she served as the Treasurer and Community Service Chair for the Women Lawyers Association, Treasurer of the Immigration Law Society, Treasurer of the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division and is currently on the executive board for the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. She is passionate about immigration advocacy. During her free time, Meybelin likes to spend time volunteering, traveling, officiating weddings, and going to CrossFit.
Meghan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. A Northeast Ohio native, she recently graduated from The Ohio State University where she studied Political Science, Arabic, and Nonprofit Management. Meghan is a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations and was actively involved with nonprofits in Columbus, Ohio and specifically those providing services for refugees and victims of human trafficking. Meghan is passionate about using her diverse background to serve our clients.
Roxana Ortiz is an Administrative Assistant for Brown Immigration Law working in our North Carolina Office. She grew up in Durham, North Carolina and is pursuing her paralegal certificate at Durham Tech Collage. Roxana is fluent in English and Spanish and had acquired more than three years of administrative experience before joining Brown Immigration Law in September 2018.
Sasha is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, where he double majored in Psychology and Health Science. During his time at Cleveland State University, he was a member of the National Honor Society in Psychology and the Graduate Association for School Psychology. Sasha is fluent in Serbian, Croatian and English.
Sofia Dulcich is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law’s office in Raleigh, NC. She is from Argentina and is fluent in Spanish and English. Sofia completed her Associates degree in Sustainable Fashion Design in her home country and made a career change when she moved to the United States in 2015. She has over 3 years of customer care and administrative experience and joined Brown Immigration Law in October 2019. As an immigrant herself, Sofia is eager to assist our clients in their immigration paths.
Sophia Cromwell is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish and Hispanic Studies and was a member of the Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish National Honor Society. Sophia also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester where she took International Relations courses at Comillas Pontifical University.
Ash Mohamed is the Accounting Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works out of our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She has 10 years’ experience in Business and Finance and works toward improving her skill set each day. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2021, Ash worked in the healthcare industry. She is happy to now be working in Law and Immigration and is eager to learn. Ash spends her time traveling as much as she can and building her record collection.
Nancy Buestan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio Office. She was born in Ecuador and raised in New Jersey. Nancy is fluent in English and Spanish. Before joining Brown Immigration Law, Nancy worked as a Paralegal at Muchnicki and Bittner, LLP for over 6 years. As an immigrant herself, Nancy understands the particular needs of our clients. She is motivated by the opportunity to help people, and experience new and interesting challenges.
Senior Case Manager
Angelica Quezada is a Senior Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio Office. She graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2013 with her Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. She is currently studying in The Ohio State University towards her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2021, Angelica worked as an immigration paralegal since 2014. Angelica speaks Spanish and is also a public notary.
Senior Case Manager
Marc Wolff is a Senior Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio office. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Spanish. He also earned a paralegal certificate from the Academy of Court Reporting, after which he served on their Student Advisory Board for several years. Marc has worked as a paralegal/case manager in the area of immigration law for more than 15 years, and speaks Spanish fluently.
Shabeli Perez is the Accounting Assistant for Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. Shabeli has a decade of experience with customer service, billing, and collections. Shabeli is bilingual speaks Spanish fluently.
Fatima Fernandes is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Orlando, Florida office. She is from Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish and English. She will be graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2022 with her Bachelor’s in Political Science Pre-Law and a minor in Psychology. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2021, Fatima worked in a high-volume immigration firm in Orlando, where she gained substantial experience in family-based petitions and removal proceedings. As an immigrant herself, Fatima has a passion for helping others with their immigration processes.
Kara Hubbard is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law with our North Carolina office. Kara received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After working as a data analyst in the tech industry she went on to complete the UNC Paralegal Certificate program in 2021. In 2022 she took an passed the North Carolina Paralegal Bar exam and is now a North Carolina Certified Paralegal. Originally from Canada, Kara is passionate about helping others achieve their immigration needs.
Allie Eynon is an administrator at Brown Immigration Law in the Cleveland, Ohio office. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where she studied Psychology and French/Francophone studies. Allie spent much of her collegiate experience studying French imperialism, which lead her to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. She has acquired over 5 years of customer service experience and speaks French and English.
Andrea Fernandez is an Administrative Assistant at Brown Immigration Law working in our Orlando, Florida office. She grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in both English and Spanish with over 5 years of administrative experience and customer service. Prior to joining Brown Immigration Law in 2021, Andrea worked at a high-volume immigration law office in Orlando for about 2 years before joining the management team of a local business office, gaining substantial experience in the administrative area. Being an immigrant herself, Andrea understands the struggles that immigrant families may face on a day-to-day basis and is eager to keep learning while assisting and helping other immigrants with their own immigration processes.