Alyssa Dormer '19
J.D. student at University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
"My time in the Latin American studies program provided me not only with the freedom to explore my interests but also the structure to realize my goals. From the weekly Charlas Con Café to the Tinker Symposium, the CLAS community continues to fill me with inspiration and influence how I conceptualize the world."
Alyssa Dormer is a JD student at University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law with a focus on immigration law. She holds an MA from the Center for Latin American Studies at UA where her thesis research focused on the criminalization of asylum seekers on the US/Mexico border. Through the creation of a novel conceptual framework, her research examined the means by which asylum seekers interpret, react to, and make sense of the criminalization they face at the hands of US authorities. She hopes to continue this work after completing her JD and advance the field of immigration law.