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Rebecca Rosenberg

Legal Director

Rebecca joined Austin JFON in 2014 and is an expert in the legal community in working with unaccompanied minors who are applying for special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) status. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Rebecca was previously a court-appointed family law attorney for children and parents involved in child abuse and neglect proceedings. Her background also includes two years working for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in their Austin and Edinburg, Texas offices. Beginning as an intake clerk in law school, Rebecca worked her way up to staff attorney in the organization's Family and Domestic Violence Unit. Prior to law school, Rebecca was an AmeriCorps volunteer at La Puente Home, an organization helping to end homelessness in rural southern Colorado. There, Rebecca was a case manager serving families as they transitioned out of homelessness. She and her husband have fostered over 20 dogs as advocates for dog rescue, and they are raising two young  sons.

Ranferi Garcia Rojas

Legal Assistant

Ranferi graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Sociology. Having grown up in an immigrant household, he understands firsthand the hardships, uncertainty, and fear the immigrant community faces and is eager to provide support as best he can. He has held previous positions as a field organizer at NextGen where he educated undergraduate students on their rights as voters. In his free time Ranferi is an avid fan of CD Guadalajara & a proud Texas Ex.

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Elizabeth Wright

Executive Director


Lizzie joined ARJFON on March 1, 2019, as the first executive director for the chapter. She earned her B.A. in history and public policy at the College of William and Mary and earned her M. Div. at Duke University. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and served congregations in Corpus Christi, San Marcos, Smithville, Edinburg, and Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley along the border before coming to ARJFON. Lizzie has served on the board for Project Transformation Rio Texas, a collaborative ministry that connects college students with meaningful internships and empowers literacy and holistic learning for school-aged children, and the board for United Methodist Campus Ministries of the Rio Grande Valley. She is excited to be back in Austin, where she did most of her growing up (Loyal Forever, Austin High!), near to her two adorable nephews and awesome niece. Her roommate, Sassy, enjoys chasing squirrels and chewing on sticks.


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