P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ana Munoz, 2008

JD, Yale University

Ana Munoz is the child of immigrants from Colombia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

ANA MUNOZ is the John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest & Constitutional Law for the 2014-2016 term. Most recently, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerard Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill of the United States District Court of Connecticut. Prior to that, she worked as a civil rights lawyer focused on immigrant rights and criminal justice.

Ana completed her J.D. at Yale. Ana received her B.A. in history from Yale University, graduating with honors and receiving the Andrew White prize for her thesis on farm worker organizing.

As an undergraduate, Ana co-founded a group that advocates for campaign finance reform and co-led another group that trained organizers to register voters in eight battleground states during the summer of 2004. She also wrote on politics and culture for the New Haven Advocate and the New Journal. 

Prior to law school, Ana worked as a researcher and organizer, principally at the Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. Law School. At the Brennan Center, she advised and supported successful coalition efforts to re-enfranchise voters in Rhode Island and Maryland who had been barred from voting because of their imprisonment. During law school, she focused on immigrant rights, working on cases that brought affirmative challenges to unconstitutional enforcement practices and defended immigrants facing deportation.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2010
  • BA History | Yale University 2004
Work History
  • John J. Gibbons, Fellow in Public Interest & Constitutional Law
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