Liana Montecinos, BA Philosophy and Foreign Languages ’09, is an attorney with Benach Collopy LLP. In the face of extraordinary hurdles as a Honduran asylee and undocumented child in Virginia, her education at Mason offered a path to success.
With the help of the university’s Early Identification Program, Montecinos earned a scholarship to attend Mason. After graduating in 2009, she went on to study law at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, where she served as president of the Latinx Law Student Association, community service chair at the National Latina/o Law Student Association, executive director at the nonprofit United for Social Justice, and a senior paralegal at Benach Collopy LLP. She was admitted to practice in January 2019.
She now serves her community as an immigration attorney and as the executive director of United for Social Justice.
Published in the CHSS annual report 2018-19.
Update: Liana is managing attorney at Montecinos Immigration Law LLC.