As a Catalyst Fellow at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Stephanie Alvarez-Jones will focus on documenting and challenging the conditions of detention for immigrant mothers and children at the family detention center in Dilley, Texas.

Stephanie will also coordinate a team that will develop responses to abrupt immigration policy changes that impact the asylum-seeking families detained there. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from Cardozo Law School in 2018. As a law student, she spent two years in the Immigration Justice Clinic, where she participated in federal FOIA litigation and represented individuals in immigration court. Stephanie was also a Public Service Scholars Fellow and a Submissions Editor for the Cardozo Law Review. Stephanie received her BA from Princeton University.