Meghan Johnson Perez

Meghan Johnson Perez is an associate program director for the Unaccompanied Children Program at Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice. Before joining Vera, she was the children's project director at the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) in Harlingen, Texas, where she oversaw legal services for unaccompanied children. She started at ProBAR as pro bono coordinator, recruiting, training, and mentoring volunteer attorneys to provide direct representation to children and has co-authored two articles on one-parent Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Prior to her work with unaccompanied children, Meghan served as assistant counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel and clerked for the then-chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. She received her BA in government and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College and her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was senior executive editor of the NYU Law Review.