HRI welcomes new legal assistant

Maira, who is wearing a black shirt, smiles at the camera

We are pleased to welcome Maira Peralta to the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Maira will be working as a legal assistant with the Harvard Representation Initiative, which offers free legal and social work services to Harvard community members who have immigration concerns.

Prior to joining the HIRCP team, Maira worked as a legal assistant and interpreter for a private immigration law practice in Boston and also held staff assistant and program coordinator positions at MIT, Harvard, and Tufts. She has served as a Spanish-English translator on a variety of projects including documentary films about social issues in her home country, Colombia, where she earned a degree in economics. Maira loves helping people and teaches Spanish to senior citizens. In her free time, Maira enjoys travel, whether it’s overseas or just weekend excursions around New England.

Welcome, Maira!