Leasly Salazar ’11
During her four years studying at Duke University, Leasly was a tutor for America Reads/America Counts in the Raleigh- Durham, North Carolina area. She developed lesson plans for students designed to enhance their vocabulary and math skills. In the summer of 2013, Leasly interned with Casa Mariposa in Tucson, Arizona, an organization that provides solidarity and support for people affected by the immigration-prison industrial complex, where she played a key role in their Letter Writing Program and planned immigration detention center visits. She has also volunteered her legal services regarding U.S. naturalization through Public Law Center, a pro-bono law firm that provides access to justice for low-income residents of Orange County. As a Summer Law Clerk for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School in 2016, Leasly worked with clients to assess their immigration status and options for relief, completing DACA applications, naturalization applications, and more. In her current role as Clinical Administrative Coordinator at Loyola Law School, she provides management and paralegal support for clinical faculty and coordinates internships for live-client legal clinics. And since 2009, Leasly has been a mentor and referee for America Scores LA, a nonprofit that uses soccer, poetry and service to empower Los Angeles urban youth.