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Meet Brown Immigration Law's supporting staff members!

Alexis Loucks

Legal assistant

Alexis Loucks is a legal assistant at Brown Immigration Law and joined the Cleveland, OH office in 2018. Alexis graduated from Ashland University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree, with a major in Psychology and minors in Spanish and Criminal Justice. During her time at Ashland University, Alexis tutored students in Psychology and Spanish courses.

Alison Finn

Law Clerk

Alison Finn in a Law Clerk at Brown Immigration Law and works primarily from the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. Alison completed her Bachelor’s degree at Lafayette College and her Master’s degree at Kent State University. She was an International Student Advisor at the University of North Dakota before attending law school. Alison is currently pursuing her law degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where she has a concentration in Immigration Law. She will graduate in May 2019.

Carmen Rosado

Administrative Assistant

Carmen Rosado is a Bilingual Administrative Assistant in our Cleveland office. She studied at Bryant & Stratton College where she received her Associates in Applied Science in Criminal Justice before joining Brown Immigration Law in May 2016.

Ekaterina Marceta

legal assistant

Ekaterina Marceta is a legal assistant at Brown Immigration Law working in the Cleveland, Ohio office. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Law from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Prior to starting with Brown Immigration Law in 2015, Ekaterina lived and worked in Novi Sad as a Judicial associate with the Higher Court and volunteered with the Human Trafficking Legal Clinic. She also volunteers with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Ekaterina is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Spanish, Romanian and English.

Karina Navarro

Legal Assistant

Karina Navarro is a trilingual Legal Assistant 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.

Nora Cuthbertson

legal assistant

Nora Cuthbertson is legal assistant and works in the Cleveland, OH office. Nora graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, OH with a major in Finance and a minor in Theology and Religious Studies. Before joining Brown Immigration Law in April 2018, Nora was a fulltime volunteer at Catholic Charities of Louisville in Louisville, KY working in ESL classes with refugees and immigrants.

Roxana Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

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 has had over three years of administrative experience before joining Brown Immigration Law in September 2018.

Tiana Ortiz

legal assistant

Tiana Ortiz is a legal assistant and works from the firm’s Cleveland Office. Attended Cleveland State University for Studio Art and Design. Prior to working with Brown Immigration Law, Tiana assisted with the instruction of film photography for children ages 10-18.

Marta Kiss

paralegal

Marta is a North Carolina certified paralegal who joined Brown Immigration Law in 2017 after a year of working as a paralegal in criminal law. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education, she spent five years teaching in Budapest, Hungary. Marta graduated from the UNC Paralegal Certificate program in 2017, where she is now an instructor.

Maritza Zuñiga

paralegal

Maritza Zuñiga is a bilingual paralegal at Brown Immigration Law working in the North Carolina office since 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.

Lisamarie Alvarez

Legal Assistant

Lisamarie Alvarez is a bilingual Legal Assistant at Brown Immigration Law in Cleveland, OH. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where she majored in Political Science, Philosophy, & Sexuality Studies. She went on to get her JD from Western Michigan University and is planning on taking the Ohio bar exam in February 2020. Throughout her college and law school career, she worked closely with vulnerable populations, including immigrants and LGBTQ refugees, prompting her to seek a career in immigration law.

Lindsey Kinderdine

legal assistant

Lindsey Kinderdine is a legal assistant working in our Cleveland office. She grew up in Kalamazoo, MI and is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. During her time at university, she worked in the linguistics lab and completed an international research project on the sociopolitical discourse in Chilean media. Prior to starting with Brown Immigration Law in 2018, Lindsey lived and worked in Valparaíso, Chile as an ESL teacher for students aged 8-80.

Joanie Kaplan

Paralegal

Joanie Kaplan is a Paralegal at Brown Immigration Law and works from the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she obtained a BS in Education, Joanie has been working in the immigration law area (primarily employment-based immigration) for over 20 years.

Kelsey Sprenger

Legal Assistant

Kelsey Sprenger is a bilingual Legal Assistant at Brown Immigration Law who works in the firm’s Cleveland office. She received her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University, where she studied Sociology; Spanish; and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. While at JCU, Kelsey volunteered with Nepalese refugee children and Spanish-speaking immigrants, which prompted her to seek a career in immigration.

Staff

Meet Brown Immigration Law's Supporting Staff Members!

Carmen Rosado

Administrator

Carmen Rosado is the Bilingual Administrator for Brown Immigration Law and works in our Cleveland, Ohio office. She studied at Bryant & Stratton College where she received her Associates in Applied Science in Criminal Justice before joining Brown Immigration Law in May 2016. Carmen speaks fluent Spanish.

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.

Kayla Petro

Case Manager

Kayla is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law working in our Cleveland office. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, where she majored in International Relations and Political Science, with a concentration in Latin American Studies. During her time at Cleveland State, Kayla worked with the Gordon Square Arts Community and volunteered with The Refugee Response. Kayla is fluent in English and Spanish.

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.

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.

Nora Cuthbertson

Billing Administration

Nora Cuthbertson is Brown Immigration Law’s Billing Administrator and works in the Cleveland, Ohio office. Nora graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, OH with a major in Finance and a minor in Theology and Religious Studies. Before joining Brown Immigration Law in April 2018, Nora was a full-time volunteer at Catholic Charities of Louisville in Louisville, KY where she taught ESL classes with refugees and immigrants.

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.

Isaac Chelminski

Case Manager

Isaac Chelminski is a Case Manager at Brown Immigration Law and works in our Durham, North Carolina office. Prior to joining Brown Immigration Law in 2020, Isaac had spent time living in Sicily following his graduation from Elon University with a major in history and minors in classics and Italian. Along with being a native English speaker, Isaac is fluent in Italian. As a lifelong resident of North Carolina, Isaac’s work at Brown Immigration Law allows him to help the members of his community.

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