Oren Nimni: TUPOCC Co-Chair
Oren is a queer Arab-Canadian civil rights attorney practicing in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently works as a private attorney representing criminal defendants and low wage workers in cases against their employers. Oren is a member of the Mass NLG Board and a proud member in many community groups in Boston focusing on prison abolition, LGBTQ liberation, workers’ rights and tenants’ rights. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University and J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Aneesha Gandhi: TUPOCC Co-Chair
Aneesha immigrated to the States as a young child and identifies as a queer, East African Desi American. As the supervising attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center’s LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative, located in Chicago, Illinois, Aneesha has the privilege of serving immigrants who identify as LGBTQ and/or are living with HIV. Additionally, Aneesha is a co-chair of the Chicago LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition, which is made up of LGBT and immigrant organizations and individuals who collaborate on outreach and advocacy. She is also a proud collective member of Chicago Desi Youth Rising, a board member of the Chicago’s NLG Chapter, and an active member of Chicago TUPOCC. Aneesha received her B.A. from Smith College her J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law.
Nerlande Joseph: TUPOCC Treasurer
Nerlande is Haitian-American and currently resides in sunny Miami, FL. She recently passed the Florida Bar and is interested in practicing immigration law. She is passionate about issues related to education and social equality. In her free time, Nerlande volunteers with grassroots organizations such as the Dream Defenders. She received her B.S. from Florida State University and her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Laura Rivera: TUPOCC Secretary
Laura is a queer Puerto Rican woman and practices law in Atlanta, Georgia. As a staff attorney with Georgia Legal Services Program’s Farmworker Rights Division, she represents farmworkers against employers in wage theft, trafficking, and employment discrimination cases. She is a member of NLG’s Georgia chapter and is passionate about immigrants’ rights. She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Emory University, and has worked as a journalist in New York and Puerto Rico.