Nació en Perú y creció en Estados Unidos, actualmente es estudiante de derecho de La Escuela de Derecho de Albany (Albany Law School), además es vicepresidenta de la asociación de estudiantes latinos de derecho (LALSA); también hace parte de varias asociaciones, dentro de las que se encuentran: Albany Government Law Review y Albany Law Moot Court Board, entre otras.
Con su trabajo desea ayudar a otros a lograr un estatus legal en los Estados Unidos.
Claudia Cadenillas is a second-year law student at Albany Law School. She is an actively engaged student, being the vice-president of the Latino Law Student Association. Other activities include being a member of the Albany Government Law Review and an associate member of the Albany Law Moot Court Board. Claudia has an Associate’s Degree from Suffolk County Community College and a double major in sociology and psychology from Stony Brook University where she graduated cum laude.Claudia was a Behavior Specialist at Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, where she advocated for immigrant minors placed in the foster care. Claudia also worked at the Young Adult Institute, where she provided support to individuals with Down syndrome and bipolar disorder. In 2017, Claudia received a Grant from the New York Bar Foundation to work at Prisoner’s Legal Services, non-profit organization where she aided with deportation defense cases.
Claudia uses her Spanish skills as a volunteer translator for the Albany Law School’s Immigration Law Clinic. Currently, Claudia works as a legal intern at the law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna located in Albany. Claudia is a Peruvian native who has been residing in the U.S. for six years and was naturalized as a citizen on July of 2017. Due to her own experiences with the immigration system, she is passionate about helping others achieve legal status in the U.S. Other law interests of her include civil litigation,tort, and family law.