Laura Huizar

Education: (Yale College, ’06; Yale Law School, ’12)

Years on Dwight Hall’s Board: 3

Dwight Hall Student Involvement: Bridges (2002-2006); Dwight Hall ExComm (2005); Dwight Hall Urban Fellows Community Liaison (2007-2012)

Board Committees and Other Current Dwight Hall Involvement: Nominating Committee (Chair)

Bio: I was born in Mexico City and grew up in Mexico and Orlando, FL. At Yale, I was a history major and involved in Dwight Hall through Bridges and ExComm. After graduation, I worked at Junta for Progressive Action in New Haven for three years, focusing on economic development programs and worker rights advocacy. I then went to Yale Law School where I continued to focus on immigrant and worker rights issues. After law school, I worked at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a civil rights organization based in New York City, as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. I then spent a year as a Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program before transitioning to the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in Washington, D.C., as a staff attorney.

Contact me about: Interest in law or policy work; working for grassroots organizations; immigrant rights or worker rights advocacy; undergraduate and post-law school fellowships; anything else I might be able to help with