Madeline grew up in Chicago and comes to Georgetown with an interest in the intersection of immigration law, criminal defense, and decarceration. As an undergraduate at Yale University, Madeline majored in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, where she developed an interest in immigrant and refugee rights and policy. During summers and after graduation, Madeline interned at multiple refugee resettlement organizations, where she worked in youth services and case management for recently arrived refugees.
Prior to starting law school, Madeline moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for two years as the Litigation and Advocacy paralegal at Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”). During her time at ImmDef, Madeline worked on habeas petitions and humanitarian release letters for individuals in ICE detention, assisted with removal defense appeals and post-conviction relief motions, and spearheaded an advocacy initiative aimed at shedding light on abusive conditions for minors in CBP custody, resulting in a published administrative complaint.
At Georgetown, Madeline seeks to deepen her understanding of the ways that the immigration and criminal legal systems intersect to marginalize immigrants in the United States. During and after law school, Madeline hopes to advocate for more just immigration law and the abolition of ICE detention through direct services work and civil litigation. In her free time, Madeline enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and cooking dinner with friends.