Tatiana McDonald started her immigration casework experience at a nonprofit organization where she witnessed first-hand the struggles faced by undocumented immigrants to the United States—and particularly in the State of Mississippi. After 2 years of working with that organization she realized she could do more for the immigrant community. She accepted a position with Catholic Charities Immigration Clinic where she devoted her time to helping immigrants adapt to life in the United States and understand their rights. Tatiana went above and beyond to help each person to find lawful relief and to help them to acquire a legal status in America.
After her hard work with the immigration Clinic and after been able to help hundreds of people in every way, she was still trying to do even more. She realized that the number of children who were here in this country on their own was huge. She then focused on helping minors and pursued a job within Catholic Charities with the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program where she worked side by side with Hispanic children and helped them accomplish their goals. She was able to get to the heart and mind of this youth and gave them the tools they needed to succeed in their “new country.”
It’s been more than seven years since she has been working with immigrants and immigration issues. Throughout all these years, she has always been wisely guided by Abigail Peterson, who she gladly met when she first started doing this type of work. Tatiana joined the E&P team in 2013.