Immigration Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator
Christy (she/her) has been at DOVE since 2014 in various roles within the Legal Advocacy Program, where she has developed an expertise in immigration law, family law, and restraining orders and how these areas of law intersect. Christy provides client-centered, trauma-informed legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, including U visas; relief under the Violence Against Women Act; assistance removing the conditions on lawful permanent status; asylum, and other forms of relief. Prior to joining DOVE, Christy was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she had an active pro bono practice representing immigrant clients. She also served as a Human Rights Fellow at Boston College's Post Deportation Human Rights Project. Christy holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. Christy approaches her work with a belief that all forms of oppression are connected, and that advocating for survivors of domestic violence is part of the pursuit for social justice and an end to violence.