Rosa Lee (Rosie) will be joining Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, CA.
Her fellowship work will focus on identifying people with disabilities in immigration detention, tracking their needs, and building systemic disability rights litigation aimed at improving conditions in detention for all. As a student in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, she researched the inconsistent treatment of asylum-seekers with PTSD in immigration court. She spent her summers in law school representing people seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief as a legal intern at both the New York Legal Assistance Program and the Legal Aid Society of New York. She also created an independent clinical placement at the Disability Law Center in Boston, where she researched and monitored the undue isolation of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in day programs. Rosie is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was involved in research and advocacy projects in the Harvard Project on Disability and the Harvard Immigration Project.