Leilani D. Maldonado

Lima, Peru

Leilani Maldonado was raised in Southern California. She completed a Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chicago, and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Linguistics. After relocating to the Bay Area with her husband for work and becoming acquainted with a female immigration lawyer, she discovered she could combine her interest in international affairs, human rights, and peace-building with a family-friendly career by practicing immigration law. Leilani is now in her first year at BYU Law School and is eager to work for the ICLRS in Lima, Peru next summer.