Litigation Staff Attorney
Marcela Johnson is a litigation staff attorney with the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project’s (ASAP) Systemic Reform Department.
Before joining ASAP, Marcela represented workers who experienced discrimination, wage theft, and other workplace abuses at a plaintiff-side law firm, and she clerked for the Honorable Jill A. Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In law school, Marcela represented clients seeking asylum through the Immigration & Refugee Clinic and worked with asylum seekers detained in Dilley, Texas. She also served as a student defense attorney with the Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Defenders.
Marcela received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She speaks Spanish and conversational Mandarin Chinese. Marcela grew up in China and is the daughter of a Colombian immigrant.
Marcela is a member of the Georgia State Bar.