Three Recent Grads Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Press Date
July 28, 2023
Sofia Azpurua Headshot

Sofia Azpúrua

Ashley Cevere headshot

Ashley Cevere

Marshawn Young headshot

Marshawn Young


Three recent FSU Law graduates have been selected for the prestigious Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) 2023 class of Justice Fellows! Sofia Azpúrua (’23), Ashley Cevere (’23), and Marshawn Young (’23) are a part of the largest-ever fellowship class and are the first FSU Law students chosen for the IJC fellowship. The recent graduates were selected for their passion, talent, and commitment to immigrants' rights. They will serve for two years as staff attorneys at strategically selected immigrant legal services providers and community-based organizations across the country, providing legal assistance to low-income immigrants in complex immigration matters including deportation defense and affirmative applications for those fleeing persecution. Azpúrua will serve at Safe Passage Project, where she will work with the immigrant youth of New York City. Cevere will serve at Catholic Migration Services in New York City, where she will represent adults in removal proceedings. Young will serve at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services in El Paso, Texas, where he will advocate on behalf of unaccompanied children.

“I am honored to represent FSU in the most prestigious program for immigration advocacy,” said Azpúrua. “I am also particularly grateful to the Public Interest Law Center and Professor Ashley Hamill for giving me the skills and experience necessary to compete with candidates across the nation for this position.”


Posted 7.28.23