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Prerna Lal

Prerna graduated from the George Washington University Law School in the spring of 2013. She was born in the Fiji Islands, came to the U.S. with her parents when she was 14, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, before moving across the country to Washington D.C. A DREAMer, Prerna is a Co-Founder of DreamActivist.org and she has helped with the creation of many local immigrant youth groups, providing direct support, mentorship and advocacy to individuals caught up in the immigration dragnet. Her work and commentary for immigrant rights has been featured in newspapers such as the New York Times and USA Today, and magazines such as the U.S. News and World Report. In 2011, Prerna was awarded the Changemaker of the Year award on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 from the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). She currently works as a Law Clerk at Benach Ragland LLP, one of the best immigration law firms in the country. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. You can read more about Prerna on her website.

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