Associate Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
As Associate Counsel in the Chief Counsel’s Office at the Department of Homeland Security, Elizabeth provides legal guidance to immigration officers in five regional offices in the Los Angeles area adjudicating naturalization and adjustment of status applications. She also assists in defending the agency in lawsuits in which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a named party. Last fall, she went on detail to the Houston Asylum Office to assist in adjudicating the claims of asylum seekers from Central America. She has previously worked with the Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs, at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Elizabeth is a Humanity in Action Senior fellow, a committed vegan, and a tutor at 826 Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in History with a focus on human rights and genocide studies. She is also a cum laude graduate from the University of Michigan Law School.