Biography of Mariel Villarreal
Mariel Villarreal is a legal assistant at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She graduated from Columbia University—where she fostered her passion for immigrants’ rights—in 2010 with B.A.s in Comparative Ethnic Studies and History. Before coming to the ACLU, Mariel worked at the New York County District Attorney’s Office as a Trial Preparation Assistant in the Rackets Bureau. She has volunteered as a mentor to an international student and a teacher to immigrants preparing for their U.S. Citizenship Exam. She also contributes to the blog for the People’s Campaign for the Constitution, an initiative of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Mariel enjoys food/eating, traveling, and playing piano/guitar.
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