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Joanna lopez aguilera

Shadowing Specialist

As Shadowing Specialist, Joanna oversees Immigrant Connection's in-person shadowing program and trains potential legal representatives in program management. Joanna has been a Department of Justice accredited legal representative since 2021. 

"Immigrant Connection staff serve immigrants with care. For many immigrant families, it's difficult to to find someone who will care about their case and see the process through. As an immigrant myself, I know what this feels like, so I'm thankful to be part of an organization that truly cares about immigrants and their families." ​​

Joanna is a DACA recipient herself, and she has been serving immigrants at the Immigrant Connection Local Site in Logansport, IN since 2019. She earned her associate's degree from Ivy Tech. Joanna is married to Francisco and has one son, Felix.