As a Catalyst Fellow at the Texas Civil Rights Project, Carolyn O’Connor will work to support communities impacted by the border wall, represent asylum-seekers affected by recent changes in asylum policies, and pursue litigation related to immigration overenforcement.

As a law student, Carolyn participated in the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, and the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic. She was a student director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for Human Rights and the Lowenstein Project. Prior to law school, Carolyn O’Connor was an AmeriCorps VISTA and an advocate at the Urban Justice Center. Carolyn is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Tufts University’s the Fletcher School, and Yale Law School.