Anjela Jenkins

Alumni Profiles, Scholar
Class of 2011

Anjela Jenkins is the Supervising Attorney for the New York office of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Previously she was with the South Texas Civil Rights Project, where she managed a one-year-grant-funded program to screen and assist low-income undocumented youth interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Prior to her time in the Rio Grande Valley, Anjela spent several years in Washington, D.C., representing survivors of domestic violence in family court and conducting policy/advocacy work at a Latina-focused reproductive justice organization.

At Texas Law, Anjela participated in the Human Rights Clinic, worked on immigration matters at American Gateways and Catholic Charities, interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and was a Public Service Scholar with the Justice Center.