dr. nancy adossi
Nancy Adossi is an educator and public speaker who speaks on topics such as education, immigration, and human rights. She received her Doctorate in 2017 from the University of Houston and has a Masters of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science. She is a professor at the University of Houston-Downtown. Dr. Adossi was born in Lome, Togo and moved to America at the age of 9 in 1998. Her parents are originally from Nigeria and Benin. She has four brothers. She is a human rights researcher and policy data analyst based in Houston, TX and New York City, NY.
Lorena Tule-Romain is the Director of DACA Corps Member Support at Teach for America, where she recruits and supports over 240 DACAmented teachers. She has maintained a diverse range of functions through her time at TFA but always manages to have students at the center of her work. Prior to working at TFA Lorena was a teacher assistant and an activist for young undocumented students. Lorena’s passion for education equity comes from personal experience growing up as an undocumented student living in a low-income community in Texas.
Yllka Seseri received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010. Immediately after graduation, she joined the law offices of Davidson and Schiller, LLC, where she practiced for over six years. In February 2017, she began her own immigration practice alongside Mark Davidson, a long-time mentor. She has extensive experience in areas including family-based immigration, removal defense, J-1 waivers of the INA 212(e) requirement, Religious Worker petitions, U visa requests and VAWA self-petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.In her free time, Yllka loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. Yllka is fluent in Albanian, Spanish, and understands Italian.
Emmanuel Ogunkoya is the ambitious technology consultant who is currently pursuing a degree in computer science at the University of Houston-Downtown. As a recipient of the DACA program, Emmanuel has been on the receiving end of immigration law and procedures, which led him to be an advocate in the matter. He has a background in object-oriented programming, as well as creative technology services such as website or content creation. He is driven, hungry, and willing to do what it takes to get out there and go out with a bang.