FLU added an eleventh attorney to its team in October when Tanya Guerrero joined the unit. Ms. Guerrero graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 2007. While in law school she was a part of the Immigrant Children’s Advocacy Project where she worked as a student advocate on behalf of immigrant children detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She also interned at Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project where she conducted extensive outreach to migrant farm workers in rural Illinois.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Guerrero joined the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP where she had extensive experience with pro bono work. She began volunteering at FLU in August 2009 and will continue to enhance the unit with her passion for law and her fluency in Spanish.