Carolina Sheinfeld has been with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles since 2003, first as an International Human Rights Analyst and most recently as the Project Coordinator for LAFLA’s Torture Survivors Project. With a team of four attorneys and one social worker her program provides legal assistance, case management and community education to refugees and asylum seekers and facilitates the integration process of vulnerable immigrant groups. Her program serves survivors from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Carolina is responsible for external relations and program development for her Project and most recently, her work has focused on newcomer populations, including unaccompanied minors from Central America and Syrians seeking asylum. To connect old and new practitioners and to promote the exchange of information, she developed a professional network for legal and social providers called The Asylum Collaborative of Los Angeles, which has been in existence for over a decade. In 2016, she serves as Chair of the Refugee Forum of Los Angeles. She holds a Master of Public Diplomacy from USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and is a Fellow for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Programme since 2011. In 2014, she completed a Professional Certificate on Peace and Conflict Resolution in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, as a Rotary World Peace Fellow and in 2015, joined the Responsible Leaders Network of BMW Foundation.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: Spain
City of Residency: Los Angeles, U.S.A.