Project Coordinator, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
Carolina Sheinfeld, MPD, is the Project Coordinator for LAFLA’s Torture Survivors Project. With a team of four attorneys and one social worker her program provides legal assistance and case management to asylum seekers, asylees, refugees, lawful permanent residents and naturalized US citizens and facilitates the integration process of immigrant survivors. Carolina coordinates inter-agency relations and program development for LAFLA's Torture Survivors Project, conducting advocacy with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State and others and has developed a network called the Los Angeles Asylum Collaborative, for NGOs working with asylees in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is the Chair of the California State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services and Vice-Chair for the Los Angeles County Refugee Forum. She holds a Master of Public Diplomacy from USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and is a Fellow for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Programme and the Rotary World Peace Fellowship.
In her free time, Carolina enjoys traveling and running. She’s been a Californian for 12 years and has also lived in Spain, Venezuela and Thailand.