Staff and Beyond

Yael Bromberg | Legal Affairs Program Associate

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Yael Bromberg is a Legal Affairs Program Associate with Citizenship-Rutgers, an initiative of the Program on Immigration and Democracy. She is a New Jersey-raised graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Douglass College. She specializes in public interest law, focusing on impact-litigation, research and advocacy. She was an Ella Baker Fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights; a Kinoy/Stavis Public Interest Fellow with the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic; a summer associate with a premier civil rights and employment law firm; and a judicial extern with the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, U.S.M.J. for the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York. Currently, Bromberg is a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Dickinson Richards Debevoise, U.S.D.J. for the United States District Court in the District of New Jersey. Prior to her clerkship, Bromberg served on the Law and Policy Committee of the NJ DREAM Act Coalition, and in an organizing, policy-development, and legal capacity with various grassroots and electoral efforts locally, statewide, and nationally.

Samridhi Jagga

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Year of Graduation: 2011
College: School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Degree: Masters of Labor and Employment Relations
Current Town: Edison, NJ
Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Interests: Immigration, Diversity, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Health Insurance.

Current Title: Compensation Analyst, Port Authority of NY and NJ

Personal Connection to immigration: My whole immediate family doesn’t live in my home country i.e. India anymore. My sister is settled in NJ and is currently a permanent resident. My brother is a New Zealand citizen and lives permanently in NZ with his family. My father passed away in 2009 in India, and my mother has applied for her residency in NZ. My fiancé is currently settled in Jersey City and is on a H1B visa, his company has applied for his residency. I am currently on a student visa looking for sponsorship. Overall I would say I have had a very close connection with immigration since I have actively participated in my immigration process, attended international student immigration discussions, and helped my mom with her immigration process. I have been in the country for almost 3 years now and I won’t lie things were very overwhelming initially. It wasn’t easy acclimatizing to the new environment, culture, people, food, education but now after having fully adjusted, I look back and feel that it wasn’t that bad too. I have been lucky to be surrounded by such good people who not only accommodated me but led me into having better understanding of this new world.

Special Projects with EPID- Joined RIIM during my first year of Masters in Jan 2010 and have been a part of it since then.

  • Background research on target immigrant organizations with special emphasis on the South Asian communities and municipalities.
  • Assisted in surveying and interviewing organizations.
  • Analyzed gathered information and helped in efforts to present it graphically
  • Researched and gathered data for Rutgers Immigrant Infrastructure Map.
  • Gathered data from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on deportations within NJ and US.
  • Participated twice in Citizenship Rutgers.
  • Participant in SAALT ( South Asian Americans Leading Together) conference

Ibrahim Bouzine | Intern

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I am a current undergraduate student in the Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; expected to graduate in may 2012. I am 23 years old and I was born in Morocco’s largest beach tourist hotspot, Agadir City. I now currently reside in Atlantic County, New Jersey, home to Atlantic City, America’s Finest Beach Resort.

Jordan Wiley | Intern

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Jordan Wiley is from Egg Harbor Township New Jersey, 22 years old. Currently finishing her bachelors degree at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. After graduating in December, she plans to move on to grad-school and pursue a masters by 2013.

Asha Mattai | Intern

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I am a Labor and Employment Relations Major (B.A), with a double minor in South Asian Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. I am interested in working in the non-profit sector after I graduate in May 2012. I am a Reiki practitioner and I enjoy cooking and reading in my spare time. Through learning about workers and their rights in Labor Studies classes, I became interested in immigration issues. The Eagleton Program for Immigration and Democracy does great work, and learning about the immigrant communities in New Jersey has been a great experience for me.