Linda Sanchez Ortega is a first-generation law student from Mexico. She immigrated to the United States in 1997 and graduated from the Chicago Public Schools’ education system. She received a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. As a proud immigrant from Mexico, she has dedicated herself to helping other immigrants, including as a volunteer teacher of GED and English as a Second Language to immigrants at Centro Romero.
She currently works at an immigration law firm, where she helps clients navigate the complex immigration system. Linda also currently volunteers at the Children’s Legal Center, which provides free immigration legal services to children and families with children including refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Linda is thrilled to be part of the First-Generation executive board and help provide opportunities to similarly situated law students.