Kimberly Ruesch has been working in immigrant’s rights organizations in different capacities for more than 8 years. At The Marjorie Kovler Center, a mental health center for refugee and immigrant torture survivors and their families, she worked as grant writer as well as refugee and immigrant case manager. She began working for The National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago as a paralegal and pro bono clinic coordinator for naturalization and post-asylee benefits clinics before becoming NIJC’s first Immigration Resource Coordinator on the Detention Project. She has a master’s degree in refugee and forced migration studies from DePaul University. She started her career in immigrant education in a public high school before moving to teach in Mexico, France, Spain and Colombia.