Elisabeth Centeno Lopez
Elisabeth Centeno Lopez joined KIND in 2017 as Managing Attorney for KIND’s Baltimore Office. With years of experience managing a robust legal services program for unaccompanied children (UC) in Maryland, she now serves as Managing Attorney for KIND’s new Orlando field office and is excited to help advance KIND’s mission in Florida. A first-generation immigrant, Elisabeth has long sought ways to advance the rights of immigrants, refugees, and children. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Elisabeth worked as a Spanish-language interpreter and research assistant with Stanford Law School’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and interned with Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project and Adoption Project. Prior to law school, Elisabeth worked for Human Rights First (HRF) in New York City as a John W. Gardner Public Service Fellow, supporting HRF’s Asylum Representation Program and Never Torture campaign. While at Yale Law School, Elisabeth served as a student director and intern with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization’s Immigration Legal Services Clinic and Domestic Violence Clinic, representing clients in asylum, VAWA, and family law matters. After graduating, she practiced immigration law as a firm-sponsored staff attorney/fellow with the Immigration Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services. Thereafter, Elisabeth was a litigation associate (and KIND pro bono attorney) for several years at Ropes & Gray LLP before departing the firm to clerk for The Honorable Stephanie A. Gallagher of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Since joining KIND, Elisabeth has taught advanced lawyering skills as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carrey School of Law. Elisabeth earned her dual B.A. degrees in International Relations and Art History at Stanford University and her J.D. at Yale Law School. She is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.
Noemi Samuel Del Rosario
Noemi Samuel Del Rosario supports the Legal Services Department at KIND. Noemi joined KIND in August of 2022. She graduated summa cum laude from Universidad Inter-Americana de Puerto Rico with a degree in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development. She went on to graduate cum laude from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor. Prior to joining KIND, Noemi served as a Staff Attorney for the Children’s Legal Program at Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) in Miami, Florida for four and half years where she provided legal representation to released and detained unaccompanied minors. Noemi also served as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at AI Justice.
Carmen Jones joined KIND’s Orlando Office in March 2023 as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining KIND, Carmen was a Staff Attorney at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and an Assistant Public Defender for Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit. Carmen obtained her JD from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Before attending law school, Carmen was a police sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department and served in the U.S. Navy. Carmen earned her BA from Florida International University.
Kiara Talancha joined KIND in September 2022. Kiara grew up in Lima, Peru, and moved to Florida when she was eight. She attended Florida State University and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and International Affairs. After undergrad, Kiara worked as an immigration specialist but wanted to do more. She attended Barry University School of Law and graduated in May 2022 with a Juris Doctorate. While in law school, Kiara served as a legal assistant at Orlando Center for Justice, providing support to multiple attorneys and communicating with clients on their immigration cases. Kiara’s work has been guided by her passion to help others and for justice.
Social Services Coordinator
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