Nancy N. Gutierrez
Paralegal, bilingual in Spanish and English, with conversational French
Earned her bachelor’s degree in health and society from Beloit College in Beloit, WI in 2015
Nancy received the Beloit College 2014 Most Impactful Educational Program Award for organizing and presenting at the event titled “This Is What Undocumented Looks Like: The Untold Stories of Five Undocumented Beloit College Students.”
Her passion for the rights of undocumented immigrants drove her to coordinate a “Know Your Rights” community event in which a panel of experts provided factual information and addressed the immigrant community’s concerns.
As a former AmeriCorp volunteer, Nancy served as an academic coach and mentor to underrepresented, minority, low-income, first-generation college-bound youth.
Nancy is a Schuler Scholar Program Alumna, and she currently serves as a College Connections Coach Guide to support the college transition process of underserved, first-generation college students.
She has also contributed to several publications as a co-author, including an essay for the 2013 American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The essay included her personal experience as an undocumented student.
She also researched and chronicled undocumented students’ processes of obtaining temporary relief through the 2012 executive order for a college course titled “History of US Immigration and Refugee Policy.”
Nancy recently co-authored a portion of an upcoming book titled “Teachers as Allies: Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students.”
- Family immigration cases
- Individual immigration cases
Nancy Nayeli Gutiérrez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and raised in Waukegan, Illinois. In 2015 she became the first in her family to earn a college degree.
Her relentless work to serve and advocate for underrepresented communities is what brought her to Villalobos and Moore.
In the future, Nancy aspires to enroll in law school to pursue a career in immigration and/or health law.