Sofia Squatriti | Paralegal

Sofia is from Ann Arbor, but she was fortunate enough to spend part of her childhood living in Rome, Italy. She is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish. In 2018, Sofia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a 4.0 GPA and with degrees in English literature (with High Honors) and French. After graduation, Sofia was awarded a Fulbright Grant and spent a year teaching English in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. While she was there, she volunteered at an immigration law firm to learn more about the differences between Mexican and American legal systems. Currently, she is a J.D. candidate at the University of Michigan Law School. Sofia’s passion for working with immigrants was ignited by participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip to El Salvador, where she met many families whose children had emigrated to the United States. After that trip, she began taking Spanish classes at the university and volunteering as a teacher for the Hispanic/Latino ministry at St. Mary Student Parish. She also spent the summer of 2017 working at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome teaching French and Italian and working with French-speaking migrants. Sofia joined the firm in 2016 and her current responsibilities include writing provisional unlawful presence waivers and USCIS applications, along with drafting legal briefs and assisting in the office wherever her help is needed.