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- Written by Ariana Zuno
Prior to joining KIND, Liz worked with the Community Services Team of Holland & Knight LLP in Washington, D.C., providing pro bono immigration representation, focusing mainly on refugee resettlement and complex asylum claims. A native Texan, Liz attended law school at the University of Houston School of Law where she received recognition from the Pro Bono Initiative Program for dedicating over 120 hours of public service. While at the University of Houston, Liz spent a year working at the Immigration Clinic, interned at Lonestar Legal Aid and worked for the immigration law firm of Harry Gee, as well as Nguyen, Jazrawi, & Chen. Upon relocating to Washington D.C., she spent her first few months at the Women's Refugee Commission, assisting with a report on family detention in the United States and changes enacted by the 2008 ICE Detention Standards to address immigrant families' and children's physical and emotional needs. Liz completed her undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Women and Gender.