Blanca Molina is president and executive director of CEUS, and one of its founders. She was born in Morazon, El Salvador, one of 14 children. Blanca studied science education at the Unversidad Nacional de El Salvador, while working with the aid organization Save the Children in El Salvador, and is a certified para-legal. She immigrated to the United States in early 1990, fleeing El Salvador’s civil war. Blanca now works part-time for CEUS and part-time as a paralegal with American Friends Service Committee in Newark.
In 2012, Blanca’s work was honored with a Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, one of several honors and awards she has received. In 2002, El Diario newspaper of New York named her one of the most distinguished Latina Women and most recently, the Salvadoran Consulate of New Jersey in 2017 honored her community work. The Salvadoran Government named her as one of 100 women who make an impact in the life of Salvadoran community outside of their home country.
She lives with her husband and two children, and they are certified foster parents with the State of New Jersey. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Bernstein is an immigration lawyer with CEUS. She grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from Syracuse University, she received a master’s degree in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Rutgers Law School. She previously worked in television news and animal rights. Robin lives with her wife and two dogs and three cats.
Michael Jimenez is a volunteer immigration lawyer with CEUS. He was born in the Philippines and came to the United States as a child, living mostly in Jersey City. Michael is a graduate of Rutgers University in Newark and Brooklyn Law School, where he volunteered at the immigration law clinic. He worked in corporate and civil litigation for about 12 years before returning to immigration law in 2017. Michael lives with his wife.
Ana Salgado is a legal assistant and manages the CEUS office. She grew up in El Salvador and studied medicine for three years as an undergraduate at the Universidad Nacional de El Salvador. She arrived in the U.S. in 1990 and worked in child care, retail, and the restaurant industry before joining CEUS in 2005. She has four adult children and lives with her husband.
Stephanie Ramirez works part-time as a receptionist/secretary. She studies biology full-time at New Jersey City University. She assists CEUS with translating, interviewing clients, updating Facebook and other tasks. Stephanie was born in Ecuador.