Alessandra Stevens is a Justice Catalyst Fellow with Sur Legal Collaborative where she will continue working to combat the labor abuse to deportation pipeline.
At Sur, Alessandra will provide information, tools and legal support to grassroots organizers and immigrant workers so they can safely assert their rights and combat unsafe working conditions without fear of deportation or criminalization. By democratizing legal knowledge and supporting movement needs, Sur seeks to empower immigrant communities in the Deep South to challenge unjust immigration policies and abusive labor practices.
Alessandra is a graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, and a Dean Curran Scholar in Action at the Emory University School of Public Health. Prior to attending law school she served as Associate Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs for Mujeres Latinas en Acción, a Chicago-based non-profit serving Latinx survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In that role she had the privilege of working with grassroots coalition partners on state and local policies to advance the rights of immigrant women across Illinois. During her time in law school Alessandra continued to pursue opportunities to advance immigrant, gender and racial justice including work with the Domestic Violence Clinic and Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic at Northeastern Law School, research with the Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast (RISE), and fellowship placements with the National Lawyers Guild, Community Justice Project Miami, and Massachusetts State Representative Natalie Higgins.