Natalie Cadwalader-Schultheis is a pro bono mentor attorney at Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Arizona. Prior her work at FIRRP, she was an Equal Justice Works fellow at the American Bar Association’s South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), a staff attorney at the San Antonio Region Justice for Our Neighbors in Harlingen, Texas, and a protection associate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tucson, Arizona. She has represented ICE detainees, unaccompanied children in state and federal custody, families subjected to the Guatemalan Asylum Cooperative Agreement program in Customs and Border Protection facilities, and individuals in the Remain in Mexico program in Tamaulipas, Mexico. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Linguistics and Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University, and her juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed certificates in International Law and Public Interest Law. She recently completed a joint certificate program in Mexican Public Law & Policy from the University of Arizona and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México where she researched the incidences of enforced disappearance in Mexico that result from restrictive U.S. southern border policies. Natalie enjoys studying Arabic and Spanish, reading about U.S.-Mexico border history, and fostering cats and kittens.
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