Megan Sallomi

Megan Sallomi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2014. Since graduation, she has used her legal skills to advocate for the rights of immigrants facing deportation. As a fellow at the ACLU of Northern California, Megan challenged civil rights abuses in immigration detention, including a lawsuit winning increased telephone access for detained immigrants fighting deportation. She completed a second fellowship at an immigration firm in San Francisco, Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, & Nightingale, focusing on deportation defense of immigrants with criminal convictions and Ninth Circuit appeals. She also worked at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco. At the Lawyers’ Committee, she directed a pro bono program with more than three hundred asylum cases and litigated a complaint challenging the inhumane treatment of asylum-seekers detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. Prior to law school, Megan was the legislative director for New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She speaks Spanish and French.