Noelle Yasso came to Penn Law to study and advocate for migrants’ rights. 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 immigrant communities.
During her 1L summer at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, Noelle represented detained immigrants who were convicted of crimes. She also conducted know-your-rights presentations at jails and detention centers throughout the midwest. After law school, Noelle hopes to continue fighting the oppression of migrants, both nationally and internationally.
Outside of law school, Noelle enjoys riding her bicycle, reading comic books, dancing, and working on surpassing her grandmother’s Lebanese recipes.