Evelyn Núñez

evelyn edited1Evelyn Núñez joined the Committee as a bilingual paralegal supporting the work of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in June 2015. As part of her role, Ms. Núñez conducts intakes for Spanish-speaking clients and supports attorneys in developing cases in the areas of employment discrimination, wage theft, and language access rights. Additionally, she conducts Know Your Rights presentations to connect immigrants within the D.C. metropolitan area with access to more information about their civil rights. In November 2016, Ms. Núñez also joined the Executive Committee of the D.C. Language Access Coalition, a coalition of D.C. based organizations that for more than a decade has lead legislative campaigns to ensure language access for D.C.’s LEP/NEP immigrant community in schools and government agencies.

Ms. Núñez graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a B.A. in American Studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, she volunteered with the grassroots immigrant-led organization, Unidad Latina en Accion, in New Haven that led campaigns to address issues of wage theft, immigration enforcement, and police brutality. In her role as community action chair and moderator within the undergraduate organization, MEChA de Yale, she spearheaded student solidarity efforts to support community actions and demand university accountability.

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