KATRINA LOGAN, ESQ. | DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Katrina leads the Economic Advancement Program, focusing on reentry and consumer law practice areas. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association and volunteers as an assistant coach with the Stanford Women’s Rugby Club. Katrina earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law where she graduated with a Public Interest Certificate and … Read More

KATE LEWIS | LAW FELLOW, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Kate joined CLSEPA in September 2019. Prior to law school, she worked as a legal assistant at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, and Nightingale, LLP, an immigration law firm in San Francisco. Next, she moved to Quito, Ecuador to work in refugee policy at Asylum Access, and then to Brooklyn, New York to work with migrant youth at Catholic Migration Services. While … Read More

MARIAM KELLY, ESQ. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2013, Mariam practiced immigration law both in nonprofit and private settings in New York and New Jersey. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, she served as the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Fellow at the American Friends Service Committee in Newark, New Jersey, where she represented immigrant youth … Read More

PHIL HWANG, ESQ. | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Phil joined our organization as Executive Director in 2012. Previously, he served as the Director of Policy and Programs at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he oversaw the organization’s programmatic and policy work, supervised a pro bono project serving low-income refugees, and litigated impact cases in the area of immigrant and refugee … Read More

JONATHAN ERWIN-FRANK, ESQ | STAFF ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Jonathan joined our organization in 2017 to support its work advocating for and empowering tenants, including immigrants and formerly incarcerated people. Prior to joining us, Jonathan served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Boulware of the District of Nevada in Las Vegas and researched over-incarceration at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City. Jonathan graduated from Stanford … Read More

CRISTINA DOS SANTOS, ESQ. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to joining our team in April 2015, Cristina spent three years as an Immigration Staff Attorney at Ayuda, serving low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metro area. Prior to that she worked as a Contract Attorney for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and as a Volunteer Attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center. Cristina holds a law degree … Read More

NORMA DIEGO | PARALEGAL

Norma Diego was born and raised in San Jose, California. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University in May of 2014. Norma has a passion for helping and advocating for folks who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and for folks who have been treated unfairly. Prior to joining our team, Norma worked as a … Read More

NIXI CRUZ-SANCHEZ | ADVOCATE, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to joining the CLSEPA team, Nixi worked in numerous roles that have helped her gain valuable experience working within the community. She has interned for San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Office of Diversity and Equity where she helped expand outreach and course materials by translating them to Spanish.  She has also interned … Read More

ASHLEY CLAW | DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

Ashley is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a first-generation college graduate from Duke University with a major in Public Policy and minor in Sociology. While at Duke, she enthusiastically led the Native American Student Alliance and strengthened partnerships with multi-cultural organizations. She has aided research on Tribal land policy and advanced Native higher education through her past … Read More