Thank You to Our 2018 Summer Interns

Russell Immigration Law Firm would like to thank our Summer Interns for their hard work and the assistance they provided over the summer semester. 

  Gianna Bennett

Gianna Bennett

Gianna recently graduated from Hanover College this May, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. This February 2019, Gianna will begin serving with the Peace Corps as an English Co-Teacher and Life Skills Facilitator in Panama. Her duties will include teaching English to elementary school students and organizing community programs promoting health consciousness, youth leadership, and success in professional and educational settings. While interning at Russell Immigration Law Firm, Gianna contributed to applications for asylum, waivers, residency, and citizenship as well as fiancé, marriage, and relative petitions for clients and their families. Gianna also helped with closing cases and completed research for open cases.

I feel honored to have learned from and worked alongside the passionate attorneys and paralegals at Russell Immigration Law Firm. My experiences observing court, contributing to cases, and attending meetings between attorneys, ICE, and USCIS allowed me to better understand some of the biggest issues immigration faces today. I am also grateful for the chance to improve my critical writing and reading skills, Spanish competency, and cultural awareness of immigrant and refugee communities. I am confident I can apply these experiences during my 27 months in Panama serving local schools and communities.
— Gianna Bennett
  Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon

Sarah is starting her Senior year at the University of Louisville this fall, majoring in Political Science and Spanish. She hopes to attend Law School after graduation to pursue Immigration Law. While interning at Russell Immigration Law Firm, Sarah assisted with multiple applications for Provisional Waivers of Unlawful Presence, Immigrant Visa Applications, translating documents, and appointment reminders for clients. She also helped with research for asylum cases in El Salvador and Jordan.

Interning at RILF confirmed my desire to pursue immigration law; it was inspiring to be surrounded by such hardworking attorneys and paralegals that taught me a lot about the complexities of immigration law. I was motivated by the passion and diligence that everyone at RILF had during an increasingly tumultuous time for immigration.
— Sarah Simon