alejandro bracamontes, interim Executive Director
Alejandro Bracamontes is is a first-generation Mexican American, and has worked with human rights advocacy organizations in the Netherlands, Mexico, and the United States. He is also a Brandeis third-year from Los Angeles, California. He is double-majoring in Politics and International and Global Studies, and minoring in Legal Studies and Journalism. Alejandro is also a former president of the Brandeis Student Association for TRII, current Board member of The Right to Immigration Institute, and a graduate of TRII's first-ever intensive immigration training program during the fall of 2017 and has been involved with TRII since then. Alejandro was also a program assistant for TRII's JBS course during the summer of 2018 and he has interpreted extensively for TRII. Alejandro is a BIA Accredited Representative.
Douglas smith, program director
Professor Douglass Smith is a Joshua A. Guberman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University. He has experience in legal clinic work and immigration law. Professor Smith has spent nearly 30 years in the legal field. Professor Smith is in charge of TRII’s training program and oversees TRII’s legal representation services.
Jonathan goldman, relations director
Jonathan Goldman is a DOJ accredited representative dedicated to starting a movement focused on rethinking how we approach immigration law. He was born in Levring, Denmark before moving to Freeland, Maryland. His mother is Danish and his father is American. He has worked in the legal field doing public defense work and education and municipal law. In addition, he has experience writing business proposals, grants, budgets, and he has previously worked in the not-for-profit sector. Jonathan is a BIA accredited representative.
Judy Hogan, AmeriCorps immigration attorney
Judy Hogan has over twenty-five years experience as an attorney and manager in the financial services and non-profit fields. She also has volunteer legal experience assisting applicants complete their citizenship applications. Judy joined TRII's team in September 2019 as an Immigration Attorney through the AmeriCorps New American Integration Program.
Marilyn Lee-Tom, Volunteer Attorney
Marilyn Lee-Tom is an experienced attorney and non-profit manager who has numerous leadership positions including General Counsel at the MA Office for Refugees and Immigrants, Executive Director at the Community Day Center of Waltham, and Executive Director at the Asian Community Development Corp. Marilyn joined TRII’s team in the fall of 2018 and has worked on asylum cases, grant writing and fundraising, and operations management.
Diane Levine Gardener, Access to Justice Fellow
Diane Levine Gardener served as an in-house attorney for Boston University for 30 years, providing legal support for academic, research, health care, and business activities. After retiring in 2016, she has volunteered as part of the legal resources group within the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and as a Board member of One Can Help, Inc. (a non-profit organization focused on kids and families involved in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court system). She joined TRII as an Access to Justice Fellow in September 2019.
Sara Hogenboom, brandeis club co-president
Sara Hogenboom is a second-year at Brandeis University and the Co-President of the Brandeis Student Association for TRII, TRII's on-campus club. Sara is majoring in Politics and History and minoring in Peace and Coexistence Studies. Sara is a graduate of TRII's first ever intensive immigration training program during the fall of 2017 and has been involved with TRII since then. Sara is also a BIA accredited representative.