Danielle Robinson Briand, Esq. studied socio-cultural anthropology at Yale University (B.A. with Distinction) and the University of Oregon (M.A.). Her Master’s thesis, “Border Stories: The Memories, Moralities and Human Rights of Undocumented Mexican Migrants,” was inspired by her experience living in El Paso, Texas at Annunciation House, an emergency shelter for migrants from Latin America. In 2010, Danielle received a J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. At QUSL, Danielle co-founded the International Human Rights Law Society and the Nicaragua Law & Service Project. Upon graduation, she was awarded the National Association of Women Lawyer’s Award for her work advancing women’s issues as a law student.
Throughout her professional career, Danielle has been dedicated to working with trauma survivors and finds deep inspiration in their resilience. Danielle’s casework concentrates on gang and gender-based asylum claims, U and T Visas for victims of violent crimes and trafficking, protections for domestic violence victims under the Violence Against Women Act and deportation defense.
Danielle is passionate about serving on the Board of CLUES, as she has witnessed first-hand the transformative power of the organization’s educational programs, mental health services, resource distribution, and cultural events to uplift the Latinx community. She hopes to use her professional skills to further advance the mission and reach of this important community resource.