Kristen Perez is a legal-policy assistant at the ACLU of Northern California, where she supports attorneys in active litigation and advocacy matters.
Kristen graduated from Dartmouth College with a double major in government and philosophy. While at Dartmouth, Kristen was the co-director of a student-led immigrants' rights group, CoFired, where she helped to create a fund for immigrants and refugees in the Upper Valley community. As a first-generation college student, Kristen was active in the first-gen community on campus and received a Dean of the College Legacy Award for her contributions. Kristen spent the summer before her senior year interning with the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), where she assisted attorneys with weekly client consultations, and worked with clients on U-Visa, VAWA, and DACA applications. She continues to volunteer with IIBA as a translator.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Kristen worked as a legal practice assistant at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she assisted attorneys in corporate antitrust litigation matters.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys running, reading, trying new recipes, and tending to her succulent propagation projects.