Careers in Racial and Gender Justice: A Conversation with American Gateways

March 28, 2023 | 11:30 - 12:45 PM | Virtual Event

The Department of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is committed to preparing our students to act as agents of social change in academic, legal, and non-profit fields to work towards a more equal and just world. This career talk will feature a conversation with Laura Flores-Dixit, Senior Staff Attorney at American Gateways. Participants will learn about the speaker’s career and personal background.

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Laura Flores-Dixit, Esq.

Laura Flores-Dixit – Senior Staff Attorney, American Gateways - Legal Advocacy for Immigrant Survivors.

Laura Flores-Dixit joined American Gateways in 2020. She began her career at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) as an Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow where she engaged in community capacity building and represented clients in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, DACA, U visas, and VAWA self-petitions. Following her fellowship, Laura continued working at CRLAF as Co-Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Project. In that role, she was instrumental in growing CRLAF’s immigration practice and found great pleasure working with and mentoring law students through the annual summer law student clerkship program she helped develop. At American Gateways, Laura represents low-income Central Texas community members in a variety of legal matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She also leads the Legal Orientation Programs at the South Texas ICE Processing Center and Karnes County ICE Processing Center which provides pro se assistance to detained immigrants without attorneys. Laura is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A., 2010) and the University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 2015). She is a San Antonio native who speaks Spanish and enjoys cooking for and spending time with her family.