Elsa Goossen serves as a paralegal for immigrants’ rights work at the ACLU of New Mexico. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the University of New Mexico. Before moving to Albuquerque in January 2019, Elsa spent a year at Annunciation House in El Paso, TX, managing a hospitality site for people in migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. She also served for two years with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Alamosa, CO, as an education coordinator at the San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center. Elsa was born and raised in Kansas and received her BA from Macalester College. She is honored to work with the ACLU and immigrant communities in the Southwest to uphold the civil rights of all people and make New Mexico a more welcoming place.