Maria M. Odom is the Executive Director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). She is an experienced immigration attorney, having spent years representing immigrants, including: asylum seekers, detained individuals, religious workers, juveniles, victims of domestic violence, and corporations seeking to bring essential workers to the U.S. Ms. Odom has served at the Executive Office for Immigration Review and as an Assistant District Counsel for the legacy U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. After her government service, Ms. Odom established a successful multi-state private practice with a focus on removal defense and immigration litigation. For her work, she was named Georgia’s 2008 Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year. As CLINIC’s Executive Director, Ms. Odom is a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration. She is also a board member of the Mid Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium. Ms. Odom is a native of Puerto Rico and lives in Washington DC.