Mauro Fernandez is the Paralegal Manager for our Direct Representation Program. He helps run the asylum-based adjustment of status workshops. Mauro began working at Esperanza in December of 2014 as an administrative assistant. He was promoted to legal assistant in July of 2015, to paralegal in August of 2016, and to Paralegal Manager in October of 2019.
Mauro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1987 and came to the United States as a toddler. He graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. He uses his experience as a former undocumented immigrant as motivation to help support those in need of removal defense.