Senior Staff Attorney
Cecilia received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar Association in December 2011. Prior to CARECEN SF, Cecilia was the Associate Legal Director at Legal Services for Children, where she also advocated for children in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and was the Immigration Program Coordinator and Immigration Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco. At CARECEN SF, she represents children and families in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court in cases involving asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, U-Visas, T-visas, and other forms of immigration relief. She served as American Immigration Lawyers Association NorCal co-liaison to the San Francisco Asylum Office from 2019 to 2021. Cecilia is a member of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Lawyers Guild, the National Immigration Project, and the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association.