Shaina is a regional manager for the Unaccompanied Children Program at the Center on Immigration and Justice, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal. Before joining Vera, Shaina served as the Policy Director at the National Advocacy Office of the Jesuits of the United States and Canada. There she coordinated legislative, administrative, and corporate advocacy efforts for Jesuit leadership, in coordination with grassroots affiliates, with a particular thematic focus on immigrant justice, forced migration, border policy, and human rights issues in Central America’s Northern Triangle. Previously she worked at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, where she was responsible for advocacy efforts promoting solutions for refugees and the forcibly displaced in Latin America and the Caribbean, and analyzing the impact of U.S. asylum, detention and deportation policies. Shaina holds a J.D. and Special Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Macalester College.