Jennifer Hamamoto, Managing Director of Immigration

Jennifer Hamamoto is the Managing Director and VAWA Lead Attorney at the Latin American Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to joining the LAA in July 2009, Ms. Hamamoto worked at other nonprofit organizations that provide immigration legal services, with a focus on the Latino immigrant community, including: the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center (now known as the National Immigrant Justice Center) and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago in Chicago; the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Los Angeles; the Legal Aid Society of New York in New York City; and the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (now known as Minnesota Advocates) in Minneapolis.

Ms. Hamamoto earned her Juris Doctor, with a Certificate in International Law, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and double-majored in Government and International Studies and French Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

Eliezer Vélez, Managing Director of Youth Programs