Piper Akol

Staff Attorney

Piper is a Staff Attorney in the Immigration Program, where she works primarily with families and unaccompanied youth before the Immigration Courts and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Before working at Centro, Piper interned with Central American Resource Center in San Francisco, where she learned she loved interacting with clients in direct service work. Piper was a policy intern at National Immigration Law Center, where her work centered around immigration reform and policies that affect detained immigrants. In law school, she was the editor of the UC Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and participated in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic through the UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. 

Piper’s passion for immigrants’ rights began when she lived in Latin America with a youth exchange program in high school and college. Piper holds a Juris Doctor from UC Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish from UCLA.

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