Our Team


 
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Abigail Scholar

executive director

Abigail has worked as part of the coordinating committee of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition, she is a founding member of the Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition, the Tri-Cities Immigrant Rights Coalition and is a member of Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network and sits in the steering committee for their bond fund. She is also on the steering committee for All In for Washington and works closely with the ACLU of Washington. She has worked in community organizing for a number of years and she has extensive experience in developing community led programs and supporting leaders within the community to advance capacity building.

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Maxwell Olarsch

Attorney

Max is an Immigration Staff Attorney for Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors and a dedicated public interest lawyer. He was previously a student attorney with the Washington College of Law Disability Rights Law Clinic, where he worked on various issues including special education and language access advocacy. He previously worked for international court systems, and helped provide legal services to refugees in Uganda. He has also spent years researching and studying international and domestic human and civil rights issues. Max Olarsch has a J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Vermont.

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Gabriella davila

Intern/English-Spanish translator

Gabriella is majoring in Sociology and minoring in law and justice. She has created and worked on a mental health website alongside advocating the importance of it through other outlets. She also runs her own blog.

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Zack Gonzalez

English-Spanish translator

Zack is majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Business Administration and law and justice. He is a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MECHa). He is also a national officer at the organization holding the title of national secretary/treasurer. He is currently doing undergraduate research called Latinx First for the Political Science department.

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Bethany Lamas

English-Spanish translator

Bethany is majoring in Spanish and business administration with a specialization in HR management. She is minoring in Latino Latin American studies. While being a certified Spanish translator and interpreter, she is also the senator for the Latinx club, a mentor for CAMP, and works as a stem coder/programmer.