Bekah Stroik manages the Asylum Program’s client intake process and provides paralegal support on immigration cases. Prior to joining LCCRSF, Bekah worked with Bay Area Legal Aid, where she interpreted between attorneys and Spanish-speaking clients and translated legal documents. She has also participated in voter registration drives for 360 Campaign Consulting in Oakland.
Bekah also has extensive experience working with NGOs in Central and South America, with stints as a surgery program assistant with Faith in Practice medical teams in Guatemala; as supervisor for Amigos de las Américas community projects in Nicaragua; and as an English teacher at a Quichua elementary school in Ecuador.
Bekah grew up in Berkeley and graduated from McGill University in Montréal with a B.A. in International Development and Political Science. She also studied comparative human rights in Nepal, Jordan, and Chile with the School for International Training, where she was part of the International Honors Program. When Bekah isn’t traveling, she enjoys hiking, bicycling, dancing and playing piano.