Veronica Fernandez-Diaz is the Operations and Membership Engagement Associate at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP).
Prior to joining ASAP, Veronica worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative, where she supported people across detention centers in Louisiana through legal aid, emotional support, and other forms of advocacy. Veronica has also volunteered with legal teams working with migrants detained in Dilley, TX and Lumpkin, GA.
Veronica graduated cum laude from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology as a first-generation student. She spent a significant part of her time in college peer mentoring first-year students, coordinating admission events for prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds, and contributing to research on various topics, including mental health on college campuses and racial disparities in local dependency and neglect courts.
Veronica is a proud daughter of immigrant parents. She is a fluent Spanish and English speaker. In her free time, she likes to eat spicy food, listen to music and podcasts, and watch YouTube videos.