Isabel Espinosa serves as a Paralegal-Advocate for the Immigration Justice Program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. Among her duties, she provides legal orientation to clients, fingerprints clients, assists clients in the pro bono room, assists with asylum cases, drafts documents requested by attorneys, and prepares asylum applications.
In Cuba, her native country, she graduated as a Piano instructor from the National School of Music and went on to complete 4 years in the Socio-Cultural Studies Program at Havana University. After immigrating to the United States, Isabel joined the Advocacy Center in August 2022. She is expected to acquire an Associate degree in Paralegal Technology from Durham Tech Community College. Beyond her role at the Advocacy Center, she volunteers with Operation Gratitude by making handmade bandanas for deployed troops. In her leisure time, she enjoys mountain biking, going hiking with her dogs and family, listening to music, reading, and loom knitting.
Isabel works for the Advocacy Center because her role gives her the opportunity to help the most vulnerable people: immigrants. “In my job, I can also share my experiences and knowledge with the Hispanic Community and show them the myriad of opportunities they can have in this country.”