Miranda Leo
Paralegal (Removal Defense)

Miranda was born and raised in Connecticut, but moved to Arizona for college in 2012. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science, and a minor in Criminal Justice. During her last year of college, she worked as an intern for a U.S. Senate campaign and later as a Junior Field Organizer for the Arizona Democratic Party during the 2016 elections. Following the campaign, she worked for three years as a Government Relations Associate for a lobbying firm in Phoenix, where she helped clients build relationships with municipal governments in the Phoenix metro area.
During her time in Arizona, Miranda witnessed the difficulties that one of her close friends endured due to her immigration status. She saw the importance of having a competent, dedicated attorney and how they could alleviate stress for people in those positions. That sparked in her the desire to become an immigration attorney and help clients navigate these complicated governmental processes.
Miranda is in her last year at Northeastern University School of Law, and is on her way to becoming an immigration attorney when she graduates. She has worked as an intern at Massa Viana in the past and currently works as a paralegal on the Removal Defense team, working closely with Attorney Amanda LaRocca on our Cancellation of Removal cases. In her spare time, Miranda loves to read, cook, and travel.

Education:
J.D. Northeastern School of Law (expected May 2023)
B.A. Journalism and Political Science, Arizona State University

Involvement:
Student Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

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