Mari Núñez is the El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC) Project Coordinator through Innovation Law Lab. Her work focuses on the mechanics of the EPIC project, facilitating cases from intake to release and the collection of data on the El Paso ICE jurisdiction. Mari received her Bachelor’s magna cum laude in Enterprise Regulation with a minor in Dramatic Arts from St. John’s University. Prior to joining Innovation Law Lab, Mari worked at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, where she strengthened their volunteer and pro bono programs, and worked on web development, communications development, fundraising, legal work, and human resources. Mari is a proud El Pasoan who loves dancing, choreographing, and listening to music.
Estrella Cedillo graduated from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Originally from California, she moved to Texas to join the El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC) as an Immigration Justice Campaign Fellow. Estrella has a long-standing commitment to providing pro bono legal services, receiving the Pro Bono Award of Excellence in 2018. Her passion for practicing immigration law comes from growing up in a primarily immigrant community. Prior to joining the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, Estrella practiced family law in New Mexico. During her free time, Estrella enjoys watching horror movies, trying out new restaurants and exploring hiking trails.
Ali Boyd holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from Furman University. Ali is excited to return to the border community as the Pro Bono Coordinator for the EPIC initiative. Ali started her career in El Paso as a Border Servant Corps Fellow at the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center and then as residential staff member at Annunciation House, a migrant shelter where she accompanied immigrants seeking asylum. Passionate about human rights, movement lawyering, and immigration law, Ali is excited to work with pro bono volunteers seeking to change the status quo.
Allegra Love is the Executive Director of Santa Fe Dreamers Project. She is a licensed attorney in New Mexico. She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is passionate about ending the detention of asylum seekers on the US border. She likes country music, trucks, and hanging out with her nephews.
Ian Philabaum is a Program Director at Innovation Law Lab. A Tucson native, Ian holds a Masters in Development Practice from the University of Arizona. Ian has spent his career working with collaborative humanitarian assistance and legal services projects focused on refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico and the United States. Ian lives in and splits his time between San Diego, CA and El Paso, TX.