Sara Gomez is the Legal Assistant at IRAP. In this position, she works closely with both the legal and litigation departments.
Prior to joining IRAP, Sara worked as a legal assistant at Badilla Quinteros, P.C., a boutique immigration law firm, where she worked closely with asylum seekers from Central America. As an undergraduate student, Sara interned with the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Rights Project, where she provided free legal assistance to individuals seeking shelter and facing imminent eviction in New York City.
Sara graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Media Studies and a minor in Politics. During her time at Pomona, she served as the co-president of IDEAS, a student-run outreach and advocacy group for undocumented students. In this capacity, she spearheaded various fundraising initiatives, including an annual 5K run to raise scholarship funds for graduating undocumented high school students. Sara’s senior thesis focused on the social performativity of undocumentedness and the legal precarity of naturalized citizenship. Sara is an alumnus of the UCLA Law Fellows program, a pre-law preparatory program for populations currently underrepresented in law schools. She hopes to use her voice to advocate for immigrant and refugee rights in law school and beyond.