Board of Directors

 

Mitylene Myhr

Griselda Ponce

Marlon Valladares

Brooke Goodlett

Carie McKinney

Mohammed Nabulsi 

Mitylene Myhr

Mity Myhr is an Associate Professor of History at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  She teaches European and World history courses and has always included sections on the history of slavery in her survey courses.  In 2010 she co-taught with Kay Firth Butterfield a Workshop for Global Understanding on human trafficking and, as a result, became active in local anti-slavery groups.  She focuses primarily on education and support for victims.  Dr Myhr received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and her B.A. in History from Millsaps College in 1989.

Griselda Ponce

Griselda Ponce has served the immigrant community since her 1997 graduation with a Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin, and as a Social Worker in Austin, Texas. She continued to serve the immigrant community in a legal capacity throughout law school at the Immigration Clinic at St. Mary’s University where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2003. She has practiced primarily in immigration law and removal defense since graduating in 2003 and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association.

Marlon Valladares

Marlon Valladares has been board member for over 5 years.  Marlon is solo practitioner in San Antonio, Texas and owner of The Law Office of Marlon Valladares, PLLC.  Marlon specializes in immigration and nationality law.  Marlon graduated from The University of Texas School of Law.  Marlon previously worked with Pro Bar in Harlingen, Texas and Catholic Charities in San Antonio, Texas.

Brooke Goodlett

Brooke Goodlett is an associate in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practices corporate and securities law.  Brooke graduated from University of Texas School of Law in 2010, with Honors and was a an Academic Scholarship Recipient.  Brooke has handled multiple pro bono cases assisting children with Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions.

Carie McKinney

Carie Goodman McKinney is licensed in both Texas and California and concentrates her practice in the regulatory and transactional areas of Environmental Law.

Prior to going to law school, Carie was as an environmental engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She first worked in Region 6 with municipal and industrial waste water permitting and enforcement. Subsequently, she worked at the EPA’s National Enforcement Investigation Center in Denver, Colorado, where she managed enforcement investigations in support of both civil and criminal air and hazardous waste enforcement cases.

Carie was recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as one of the leading practitioners in the United States for Environmental Law, 2009-2012.

Mohammed Nabulsi 

Mohammed Nabulsi is currently a University of Texas law student.