Staff Attorney, ACLU of Washington
Eunice Cho is the child of immigrants from South Korea
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Stanford University
EUNICE CHO is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Washington. Previously, Eunice worked as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the National Employment Law Project's Immigrant Worker Justice Project in Oakland, California.
Eunice was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1978 to parents from Korea who are naturalized US citizens. Her family resides in Tempe, Arizona.
Eunice received her J.D. from Stanford University and clerked for Hon. Judge Kim M. Wardlaw of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles. She graduated from Yale University, magna cum laude, with distinction in the double majors of American studies and ethnicity, race and migration in 2000. She also received the Holmes Pearson Prize for best senior thesis in American studies.
Eunice co-organized and participated in the US migrant rights delegation to the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism in South Africa. Since 2002, Eunice also served as the Education Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. In this role, she headed the BRIDGE project (Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy), and co-authored a curriculum for immigrant community groups in the US, which received the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. She has served as a board member for Freedom University Georgia, ASISTA, the US Human Rights Network, and Incite! Women of Color Against Violence.
Eunice intends a career as an immigration lawyer, a political activist, and a legal scholar of migration issues.