Advocacy Attorney

Rocío Castañeda is the Special Projects Attorney based in Tucson, Arizona. Rocío has worked with unaccompanied immigrant children, asylum seekers, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, and other vulnerable immigrant populations in Chicago, Texas, and Arizona. Before joining the Florence Project, Rocío worked with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, the National Immigrant Justice Center, the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), and Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates. She has held several positions with the Florence Project, including Managing Attorney with the Children’s Program, KBI Legal Fellow, and Special Projects Attorney. Rocío obtained her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Rocío is from Nogales, and she enjoys carnes asadas and reading fantasy.