While in law school, Toni served as an “Articles Editor” and “Note and Comment Editor” for the Minnesota Journal of International Law; participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court; and worked as a certified student attorney in both the “Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic” and the “Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.”
Her first year, Toni was awarded a Fellowship that enabled her to intern in Belfast, Ireland with Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on The Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. Her second year, Toni presented to delegates at the Universal Periodic Review session at UN headquarters in Geneva on behalf of a Sri Lankan women’s rights organization. In the semesters that followed, Toni gained experience in employment-based immigration at various law firms, where she worked on non-immigrant visas (B-1, E-2, F-1, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, and dependents for all categories) and employment-based immigrant visas (EB-1(1), EB-1(2), EB-2, and EB-3, including PERM labor certifications). In this capacity, she was able to provide assistance to Fortune 500 companies, large international corporations, and small to medium-sized regional employers.
Prior to law school, Toni graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Political Science and minor in Spanish Studies. While in college, Toni studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She then worked at a personal injury firm and lived in the Dominican Republic as a teacher’s assistant for the year before attending law school.
- Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- University of Minnesota Law School
- University of Minnesota, BA Spanish & Political Science