Amalia Perez joined Relman Colfax in 2019 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm’s civil rights litigation and civil rights counseling practices.
Amalia graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At Brown, Amalia was a writer, editor, and section manager for the Brown Political Review and the Brown Journal of World Affairs. She also co-founded the Kofan-Brown Student Alliance, a partnership between Brown University and the Kofan indigenous nation that leveraged the resources of the former to support the needs of the latter, and served as the Advocacy Director for Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), a student-led homelessness advocacy and direct service organization. During college, she interned at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Buenos Aires office, where she assisted the Housing and Urban Development team improve the delivery of basic services to Argentine communities, and at the National Immigrant Justice Center as a Detention Project Intern. After college, Amalia was a 2018-2019 Fulbright scholar in Bogota, Colombia, conducting migration and refugee policy research at Dejusticia: Center for Law, Justice and Society.
In her free time, Amalia enjoys recreational soccer, yoga, and spending time with kids. After completing her two-year term, Amalia plans to pursue a joint JD/Master in Public Policy degree.