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Wendi Adelson, J.D., M.Phil.

Program Director

Wendi Adelson serves as program director for the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project at the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University. Prior to joining FSU's faculty in 2007, Ms. Adelson was a Clinical Fellow and lecturer in clinical education and immigration and a staff attorney in the University of Miami School of Law's Children and Youth Law and Community Health Rights Education Clinics. Her work has focused on the intersections between immigration law and child advocacy.

Ms. Adelson is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, chosen for her dedication to work in public service. She is a former Junior Fellow, focusing on migration policy, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Adelson holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Ms. Adelson is a lawyer and member in good standing of The Florida Bar. She received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University , where she received a Gilbert scholarship, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and received her law degree, cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law where she was a Reid Scholar.