Senior Staff Attorney
Monica Oca Howell is a Senior Staff Attorney for CARECEN SF’s Immigration Legal Program. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. The daughter of Filipino immigrants, Monica grew up in Daly City, California, and witnessed first-hand the difficulties that immigrants often faced with discrimination and integrating into their surrounding community. Since being admitted to the California State Bar in December of 2011, Monica has worked on various types of immigration cases, with an emphasis on provisional waivers, citizenship, and petitions for U nonimmigrant status. She is a Co-Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association’s New Members Division.