Samah Mcgona Sisay

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Samah Mcgona Sisay was born in Liberia and immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age. Samah completed her undergraduate studies in International Affairs at George Washington University and received her law degree from NYU Law. During her three years at NYU Law, Samah was actively involved with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and served as a student advocate for two years in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Samah also worked as a legal intern for Defence for Children International in Freetown, Sierra Leone where she monitored the juvenile court and detention centers and advocated for better services for juvenile survivors of sexual violence. Samah is currently staff attorney at African Services Committee and an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by BNY Mellon and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. During her two year fellowship, Samah provides free legal representation at African Services Committee on a wide range of immigration matters to African and Caribbean immigrant women impacted by gender-based violence. Samah speaks conversational French.