Graciela Mateo | CLINIC

Graciela Mateo

Legal Assistant

Graciela joined CLINIC in September 2017 as a Legal Assistant in the Religious Immigration Service section. Prior to joining CLINIC, she spent two years clerking for an immigration firm in North Carolina, focusing on deportation cases and family-based visa petitions.

While attending law school in North Carolina, Graciela served as a student attorney representing clients in the Charlotte Immigration Court. Her cases primarily focused on asylum, deferred action and family-based petitions. In addition to working as a student attorney, Graciela served as committee chair for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program and volunteered with the Latin American Coalition. She also took pride in serving as president of the Immigration Law Society and as a pro bono student ambassador.

Graciela holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.