We are thrilled to welcome Anne-Marie Bravo as CREEC’s newest intern! A third-year student and Public Interest Law Scholar (PILS) at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), Anne-Marie will be working full-time with CREEC’s Immigration Detention Accountability Program (IDAP) from August through November.
Anne-Marie is deeply committed to advocating for immigrants with disabilities across all aspects of life. Her professional experiences have included work with immigrant and disability communities as an educator, research analyst, grant writer, and legal intern. Recently Anne-Marie was a legal intern at the Law Office of Jodi Goodwin in Harlingen, TX where she worked directly with refugees placed in Migrant “Protection” Protocols (MPP) in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This work prompted her to delve deeper into the intersection of immigration and disability law. Anne-Marie states, “After several particularly impactful experiences in my recent internship, I began independently researching the intersection of immigration and disability law and found CREEC’s Immigration Detention Accountability Project. IDAP’s mission is a perfect fit for my professional interests. I know that my work at CREEC will take me deeper into the legal world at the intersection of immigration and disability law. As a person with disabilities myself and from a family with our own immigration experiences, I feel profoundly connected with CREEC’s mission and vision.”
Prior to her interest in pursuing a law degree, Anne-Marie conducted budget and research analysis for La Unión del Pueblo Entero in San Juan, TX; was a middle school social studies teacher for Teach for America in Rio Grande Valley, TX; worked for the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin, TX; and interned at both the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX and at CRIOLA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Anne-Marie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. Outside of work and school, Anne-Marie enjoys photography, gardening, yoga, creative writing, and music.
“We are so excited to have Anne-Marie join us in IDAP this fall,” remarks Elizabeth Jordan, Director of CREEC’s Immigration Detention Accountability Project. “Her experiences working with immigrant and disability communities will be a huge resource as we support immigrants in ICE custody who are medically vulnerable and have disabilities. We expect her to be heavily involved in our work with clients and lifting their stories up. We will also offer Anne-Marie the opportunity to get a sense of CREEC’s approach to systems change litigation as we hold ICE accountable for its treatment of vulnerable people in its custody.”