Jordana Arias is a bilingual immigrant’s rights activist and organizer. She recently relocated to South Florida and joined the Law Office of Ben Ezra Eran as an Immigration Paralegal.
Most recently, she was the former program administrator of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program of Harvard Law School where she successfully administered all aspects of the program including the Refugee Advocacy Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic and coordinated numerous events on issues training from humanitarian crisis in Venezuela to DACA to AAPI solidarity. Her hard work was recognized as she was selected by the Class of 2020 as the recipient of the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Appreciation Award during the Harvard Law School’s virtual commencement ceremony on May 28, 2020. While living in Boston, she held leadership positions as board members in a couple of nonprofit organizations and worked closely with community partners across the state of Massachusetts to mobilize volunteers to take action on legislative campaigns and supported bills that protected the rights of immigrant families. Her strong commitment to social justice and racial equity have motivated her to use her time and skills to serve in her local community and contributed to programs that help others to build secure and flourishing lives in their communities. She is passionate about building the collective power of BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and immigrant families to create progressive change where everyone can thrive.
Prior to Harvard, she lived in DC and worked at the UDC-David A. Clarke School of Law. While living in DC, she served as a community organizer and volunteered with various community-based organizations where she combated social and economic injustice through immigrants’ rights advocacy and advancing the rights of tenants.