Please join us in welcoming our new team of summer volunteers!

Andrea, Juan, Sara and Tate will spend the coming months with our staff in Mexico City. Their invaluable experiences in immigration, organizing and research will boost CDM’s capabilities to tackle the challenges ahead. Scroll down to learn more about them.

Andrea Loera is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a B.A. in Latin American History and International Relations. In addition to her work as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm, she is a board member of La Alianza– the Latinx student organization, co-executive editor of the Latinx Law Review, and a recruitment fellow for Harvard Law School admissions.


Juan J. Martínez-Hill is a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar at New York University School of Law. He’s worked as a Senior Paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group as well as at the United Farm Workers Foundation, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Sara Hastings just finished her first year at the University of Miami School of Law. Before law school, Sara volunteered with the Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. From 2011 to 2016, Sara worked as a paralegal with an immigration law firm in Cleveland. Beginning in 2017, Sara served as a paralegal with Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Tate Schneider recently finished her Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University with a triple major in Government, Sociology, and Spanish. Last summer, she worked with Cornell Law School’s International Human Rights Policy Advocacy Clinic, focusing on global death penalty policies and research. Tate also spent extended time working with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell on cases of job outsourcing and Trade Adjustment Act petitions.