YULISA FRAUSTO RUANO
Legal Assistant – North County Office
Ms. Frausto joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2021. She assists clients with scheduling appointments for potential clients and current clients, background checks, translating documents, and FOIA requests. As a DACA recipient herself, her passion for immigration stems from her own personal experience navigating through the process. During her undergrad, Ms. Frausto enjoyed volunteering at cultural events and working hands-on with different people in order to gain a better understanding of the broad range of issues they face. In the near future, her goal is to go to Law School and practice immigration or criminal law. In her free time, Ms. Frausto enjoys hiking with her family, hanging out with friends, dancing, working out, and cooking foods from around the world.
B.A. Political Science/International Affairs, University of California, Riverside, 2020
Receptionist – San Diego
Ms. Diaz joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2022. She assists in filing immigration forms and documents, scheduling appointments for current and potential clients, and providing general clerical support to attorneys and paralegals.
Ms. Diaz’s passion for immigration began at a young age as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She is currently attending Cal State Los Angeles, majoring in Sociology. Ms. Diaz intends to pursue law school in the future when the time comes. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, and watch a good movie.
Clinical Intern – San Diego
Ms. Ferriol joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in August 2022 for her clinical externship. She assists the attorneys with I-601A waivers, court filings, and prosecutorial discretion requests. Ms. Ferriol’s passion for immigration began at a young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from the Philippines. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at California Western School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys camping, rock climbing, and graphic design.
B.S. Biology-Ecology, San Diego State University, 2020
Post Bar Law Clerk-San Diego Office
Mrs. Chavez-Cuen first joined Hurwitz Holt, APLC in 2021 as a clinical extern during her third year of law school. After obtaining her Juris Doctor degree, she rejoined the HH team as a post-bar law clerk.
Prior to law school, Mrs. Chavez-Cuen worked at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. While in law school, she volunteered for the Southern California Immigration Law Project assisting in asylum cases for detained clients.
Mrs. Chavez-Cuen’s passion for immigration law began at a very young age, as a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico as well as growing up in Arvin, CA, an immigrant community in the Central Valley of California.
In her free time, Mrs. Chavez enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, running at the bay, and traveling.
J.D., California Western School of Law, 2022
B.A., San Jose State University, 2017