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Emeline Armitage

Case Manager

Emeline Armitage is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Spanish Language, International Studies, and Latin American Studies. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2020, Emeline interned at the International Office at University Hospitals in Cleveland and worked on local eco-friendly landscaping and gardening projects. Emeline speaks Spanish and would love to learn Portuguese in the future.

Joanie Kaplan

Case Manager

Joanie Kaplan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. She is graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she obtained a B.S. in Education. For over 20 years, Joanie has worked in the area of immigration law and is highly experienced in the area of employment-based immigration.

Julia Martynowski

Case Manager

Julia Martynowski is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Cleveland State University in 2017. Julia was recognized with an award for Excellence in Spanish by the Department of World Languages at CSU. She gained an interest in immigration law while working at The University of Akron School of Law, where she served as an interpreter and translator for the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic. Julia translated asylum declaration statements and interpreted interviews with native Spanish speaking clients from all over Latin America who were seeking asylum. She is passionate about using her Spanish language skills to help others.

Karina Navarro

Case Manager

Karina Navarro is a trilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law working in the North Carolina office. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. Karina graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. Prior to working at Brown Immigration Law, Karina was working as a Research Assistant and volunteered as a teacher assistant for ESL coursework and other various assistance to students of different ages and educational needs.

Maritza Zuñiga

Case Manager

Maritza Zuñiga is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law with our North Carolina office. Maritza joined the firm in March 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Maritza also graduated from the UNC Paralegal Certificate program. She has worked as an immigration paralegal (primarily family-based immigration) for ten years. Maritza is fluent in Spanish and English and has studied French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Adriana Perez

Case Manager

Adriana Perez is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She graduated from American University with her bachelors in Legal Studies. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2020, Adriana interned for Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and worked at a nonprofit immigration firm in Washington D.C. Adriana is a first-generation college graduate and has dreams of becoming a lawyer to provide a voice for underrepresented populations.

Kunal Verma

Case Manager

Kunal Verma is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus in 2019 with his Bachelor’s in English. Kunal has worked extensively in customer service and can speak Hindi and Punjabi. Being and immigrant himself, Kunal wants to assist other immigrants as they navigate their own immigration matters.

Ruth Archaga

Administrative Assistant

Ruth is an Administrative Assistant at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio office. She graduated with her Associate's in Paralegal Studies from Columbus State Community College. Prior to joining Brown Immigration Law, Ruth interned at other local immigration law office. Ruth loves helping those who need it the most and loves working in a diverse environment. Ruth is fluent in Spanish and English and is eager to learn more about the immigration legal world.

Noelle Baker

Case Manager

Noelle Baker is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she majored in Communication Studies with concentrations in French and Foreign Affairs and was a member of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society. She can read and write in French and is actively working on her speaking skills. Noelle is a passionate advocate for Humanitarian Rights and has dreams of working in diplomacy. Noelle gained an interest in immigration law after a capstone project where she was able to learn more about different areas of International Law. Prior to joining Brown Immigration, Noelle was the Service Manager for a local restaurant where she was able to enhance her problem-solving skills and apply her communication studies background to aid in the growth of her team. Noelle is excited to learn, help others by using her skills, and adores the challenges that immigration law proposes.

Laura Aldana

Case Manager

Laura Aldana is a case manager at the Durham, NC office. She graduated from the UNC Charlotte in 2020 where she majored in Political Science and International Studies. Since high school, Laura became a strong advocate for immigrant rights and participated in marches and events to help empower immigrant youth with El Pueblo, a local nonprofit organization in Raleigh, NC. While in college, Laura interned at the immigration law clinic at the International House, helping low-income refugees and asylees with their immigration matters. Following this, Laura became a legal assistant at a small immigration law firm in Charlotte, NC where she gained substantial experience in removal proceedings and family-based petitions. During her free time, Laura likes to spend time her friends, family, and dogs, go to the lake, and practice kickboxing.

Meghan Cahil

Case Manager

Meghan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. A Northeast Ohio native, she recently graduated from The Ohio State University where she studied Political Science, Arabic, and Nonprofit Management. Meghan is a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations and was actively involved with nonprofits in Columbus, Ohio and specifically those providing services for refugees and victims of human trafficking. Meghan is passionate about using her diverse background to serve our clients.

Roxana Ortiz

Administrator

Roxana Ortiz is an Administrative Assistant for Brown Immigration Law working in our North Carolina Office. She grew up in Durham, North Carolina and is pursuing her paralegal certificate at Durham Tech Collage. Roxana is fluent in English and Spanish and had acquired more than three years of administrative experience before joining Brown Immigration Law in September 2018.

Sasha Pupovac

Case Manager

Sasha is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, where he double majored in Psychology and Health Science. During his time at Cleveland State University, he was a member of the National Honor Society in Psychology and the Graduate Association for School Psychology. Sasha is fluent in Serbian, Croatian and English.

Sofia Dulcich

Case Manager

Sofia Dulcich is a bilingual Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law’s office in Raleigh, NC. She is from Argentina and is fluent in Spanish and English. Sofia completed her Associates degree in Sustainable Fashion Design in her home country and made a career change when she moved to the United States in 2015. She has over 3 years of customer care and administrative experience and joined Brown Immigration Law in October 2019. As an immigrant herself, Sofia is eager to assist our clients in their immigration paths.

Sophia Cromwell

Case Manager

Sophia Cromwell is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish and Hispanic Studies and was a member of the Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish National Honor Society. Sophia also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester where she took International Relations courses at Comillas Pontifical University.

Ash Mohamed

Accounting Manager

Ash Mohamed is the Accounting Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works out of our Cleveland, Ohio Office. She has 10 years’ experience in Business and Finance and works toward improving her skill set each day. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2021, Ash worked in the healthcare industry. She is happy to now be working in Law and Immigration and is eager to learn. Ash spends her time traveling as much as she can and building her record collection.

Nancy Buestan

Case Manager

Nancy Buestan is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio Office. She was born in Ecuador and raised in New Jersey. Nancy is fluent in English and Spanish. Before joining Brown Immigration Law, Nancy worked as a Paralegal at Muchnicki and Bittner, LLP for over 6 years. As an immigrant herself, Nancy understands the particular needs of our clients. She is motivated by the opportunity to help people, and experience new and interesting challenges.

Angelica Quezada

Senior Case Manager

Angelica Quezada is a Senior Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio Office. She graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2013 with her Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. She is currently studying in The Ohio State University towards her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Prior to joining Brown Immigration in 2021, Angelica worked as an immigration paralegal since 2014. Angelica speaks Spanish and is also a public notary.

Marc Wolff

Senior Case Manager

Marc Wolff is a Senior Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Columbus, Ohio office. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Spanish. He also earned a paralegal certificate from the Academy of Court Reporting, after which he served on their Student Advisory Board for several years. Marc has worked as a paralegal/case manager in the area of immigration law for more than 15 years, and speaks Spanish fluently.

Shabeli Perez

Accounting Assistant

Shabeli Perez is the Accounting Assistant for Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. Shabeli has a decade of experience with customer service, billing, and collections. Shabeli is bilingual speaks Spanish fluently.

Samha Siddiqui

Case Manager

Samha Siddiqui a N.C. Board Certified Paralegal working as a Case Manager at our Durham, NC office. She graduated from Lipscomb University with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs. She has prior experience working in civil rights and dependency law. In her free time, Samha volunteers with the NC Guardian ad Litem program and at WomenNC.

Anna Borkan

Case Manager

Anna Borkan is a Senior Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Hiram College, where she spent a semester studying abroad in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Before joining Brown Immigration Law, she lived in Mexico City where she was a volunteer at a Quaker Peace Center that received migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border with the caravans. Following her time in Mexico, Anna visited El Paso and Ciudad Juarez where she learned more about the process of immigrating to the U.S. After 3 years living abroad, Anna’s time living in Mexico and her trip to the border are what inspired her move back to the United States to pursue a career as an Immigration Paralegal. Anna is particularly interested in Asylum and VAWA cases and is fluent in Spanish. Originally from Cleveland Heights, Anna is excited to be back in the Cleveland area and to be part of the BIL team.

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