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Our Staff

Immigration Equality’s dedicated staff of immigration attorneys, communications professionals, grassroots organizers, and policy experts works from our offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Want to join us? Check out our Jobs and Internships section.

  • Danny Alicea

    Law Clerk

    Danny rejoins Immigration Equality’s legal team in the New York office to coordinate case placement and expand Immigration Equality’s pro bono program. He will also directly represent asylum clients before … Read more

  • Jennifer Burnett

    Senior Policy Counsel

    Jennifer works from our D.C. office, where she advocates for the policies essential to Immigration Equality’s mission.  Jennifer received her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. from the … Read more

  • Jennifer Carrel

    Operations Director

    Working from our New York headquarters, Jennifer is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of the entire organization, including human resources, financial management, information technology, and managing our … Read more

  • Pamela Denzer

    Accredited Representative

    Pamela Denzer is part of the legal team at Immigration Equality. Pamela represents LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers at asylum hearings and in Immigration Court and assists asylees with adjustment … Read more

  • Natalie Goncharov


    Natalie works out of New York office. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she is our first legal professional that is fluent in the Russian language. She holds a BS in … Read more

  • Michelle Gonzalez

    Cardozo Immigration Justice Fellow

    Michelle represents detained LGBT and HIV-positive individuals in their removal proceedings under the supervision of staff attorneys at Immigration Equality. Michelle obtained her undergraduate degree from New York University and … Read more

  • April Lee

    Graphic Design and Media Manager

    April Lee works from our D.C. office, where they visualize data, immigration issues, and clients’ stories and help craft communications to tell the world about Immigration Equality’s work. They first … Read more

  • Clement Lee

    Staff Attorney

    Clem directly represents individual clients and advocates for detention policy reform for LGBT and HIV positive immigrants. Clem obtained his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the … Read more

  • Lauren Lomauro

    Corporate Giving Officer

    Lauren works from our NY office as Corporate Giving Officer.  After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Marist College in 2009, she worked in the development department at … Read more

  • Aaron C. Morris

    Legal Director

    Aaron runs Immigration Equality’s pro bono asylum project and provides technical assistance and mentoring on LGBT and HIV immigration issues to attorneys around the country. He supervises the in-house legal … Read more

  • Trina C. Olson

    Interim Executive Director

    Trina works every day to strategically leverage the skills and talents of the Immigration Equality staff and Board of Directors. A long time supporter of Immigration Equality, Trina joined the … Read more

  • Majda Puaca

    Technology and Database Manager

    Originally from Serbia, Majda sought asylum in the US after a decade of grassroots organizing for social justice/LGBTIQ rights and being one of the most visible LGBTIQ leaders in the … Read more

  • Marco Antonio Quiroga

    National Field Officer

    Marco is based in our DC office where he works to expand Immigration Equality’s field capacity as our national Grassroots Organizer. He has extensive experience organizing with United We Dream and … Read more

  • Trystan Reese

    Development Director

    Based out of our New York headquarters, Trystan is responsible for conceptualizing and executing Immigration Equality’s fundraising activities, including special events, publications, and grant-writing. Trystan joins us after 7 years … Read more

  • Christina Rosalin Peña


    Christina works from our New York headquarters as our Asylum Paralegal, where she helps manage our national pro-bono network. Christina holds a BS in International Studies and Political Science with … Read more

  • Michael Sisitzky

    Staff Attorney

    Michael works from our DC office, where he conducts advocacy on behalf of gay and lesbian binational couples. Michael received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and … Read more