Rachel Sheridan

( she/her/ella )

Director of Programs

Rachel Sheridan is LCCRSF’s new Director of Programs. She previously served as the Program Director for the Immigrant Justice impact litigation program. Before joining LCCRSF she served as Senior Litigation Counsel at the Tahirih Justice Center, where she led impact litigation, coordinated administrative and judicial appeals in individual cases, and supported policy advocacy efforts on behalf of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. She previously held a staff attorney role at Tahirih, representing survivors in removal proceedings as well as affirmative humanitarian claims including asylum, U visas, T visas, and VAWA self-petitions.

Rachel has also worked at an international human rights litigation boutique and a major law firm in Washington, DC, where she honed her litigation skills. Throughout her career, Rachel has engaged in pro bono immigration and civil rights cases.

Rachel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she worked on her first asylum case. She also graduated from Northwestern University with a major in molecular and cellular biology and a minor concentration in Spanish language. Before law school, Rachel taught seventh grade math in the South Bronx with Teach For America.