Lucila Figueroa


Lucila Figueroa is a senior research associate with Vera’s Advancing Universal Representation initiative, working to build and share evidence in support of a federal right to legal representation for all immigrants facing deportation. She leads the initiative’s public opinion work to understand attitudes among the U.S. public, finding that most people across the political spectrum support providing attorneys for immigrants facing deportation.

Before joining Vera in 2018, Lucila completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of politics at the University of Virginia while simultaneously working as a researcher with Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab.

Lucila holds a BA from the University of California, San Diego, and a PhD from the department of political science at Stanford University.