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Noelle Yasso L’16

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Noelle Yasso is dedicated to fighting the systemic and intersecting oppressions of communities of color. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Noelle worked as a paralegal and case manager at Sanctuary For Families in the Bronx, New York. At Sanctuary, she assisted undocumented survivors of domestic violence and trafficking in obtaining immigration relief. She later worked at the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based criminal justice research organization, where she helped police departments throughout the United States improve their relations with local communities. 

During law school, Noelle worked at the National Immigrant Justice Center, where she represented detained immigrants who were convicted of crimes and conducted know-your-rights presentations at jails and detention centers throughout the Midwest. Noelle also interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she honed her skills and interest in civil rights litigation. 

Currently an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at Catholic Migration Services, Noelle represents immigrants facing deportation in Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. After her two-year fellowship, she plans on continuing to help advocate for greater racial and gender justice through direct legal services and impact litigation. 

Noelle enjoys riding her bicycle, reading comic books, dancing, and working on surpassing her grandmother’s Lebanese recipes.