DANA CHAVARRIA, MAPJS

Legal Assistant

Mr. Chavarria joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2016. His immigration experience consists of assisting clients with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), translating documents, and taking declarations.  Mr. Chavarria’s passion for immigration law began during his time working in the foodservice industry, where he worked alongside immigrants from throughout Latin America.  The bonds and understandings he gained through his work experiences fueled his passion to work closely with the immigrant community.  His graduate work includes work developing peacebuilding initiatives in Sinaloa, Mexico, as well as research evaluating the sociocultural pressures contributing to violence and disrimination against women in Northern Mexico.

In his free time, Mr. Chavarria works with the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego in the development of their Trans-Border podcast.  Additionally, Mr. Chavarria volunteers with Border Angels, a local non-profit dedicated to reducing the amount of deaths taking place on the border.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs, Frida, Lucia, and Luna, cooking delicious food, and wrenching on his motorcycles.

Education:

M.A., Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Diego, 2017

B.A., International Security and Conflict Resolution, San Diego State University, 2015

A.S, Anthropology, San Diego City College, 2013

Languages:

English

Spanish

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