Vanessa Avila is a Staff Attorney at the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC). She joined CILC in July 2019 to assist with deportation defense. Vanessa graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2019. Prior to joining CILC, Vanessa was a paralegal at various immigration nonprofits in Southern California. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in History and Spanish. Vanessa lives in Madison, Wisconsin.