Meghan Johnson Perez


Meghan Johnson Perez works as an associate program director with Vera’s Unaccompanied Children Program to help provide access to holistic legal services to children in and released from federal immigration detention. She specializes in helping teams overcome obstacles to providing sustainable, high-quality service delivery.

Before joining Vera in 2020, Meghan led the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project program for unaccompanied children in Harlingen, Texas. Her work there ushered the team through a period of high growth and helped shape law and national standards on legal services for unaccompanied children.

Meghan holds a BA in government and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College and a JD from New York University School of Law.