Turngren is a Staff Attorney with the Religious Immigration Services section of CLINIC. She has been exclusively practicing religious immigration law since she joined CLINIC in 2012.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Turngren worked after law school as an associate with the immigration law firms of Siskind Susser in Memphis, and later David S. Jones & Associates in Las Vegas.
In 2008, Turngren chose to leave private practice in order to work directly with indigent clients as an assistant district public defender in Johnson City, Tennessee. During this time, she remained devoted to the cause of immigrants by working to educate the criminal defense bar regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and is a member of the Tennessee state bar.