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Kimberly Rivera, Associate, Gunster

“Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a public high school teacher for several years, five of which I spent in the South Bronx. My students’ experiences, vastly different from my own, have always stuck with me and especially those of my immigrant students. The obstacles these children faced at times seemed insurmountable and I always regretted that I couldn’t do more than listen.

“The opportunity to work with both Americans for Immigrant Justice and Lawyers for Children America allowed me to revisit those past experiences and work towards ensuring our client — an exceptionally bright, dedicated and ambitious young girl — has the future she deserves here in the United States.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the work I’ve done with these organizations and, more importantly, of our client, whose hard work and determination to succeed epitomizes the American dream.” – Kimberly Rivera