Director of Alumni Relations & Mentorship Program
Sabrina Putri is an Indonesian lawyer who came to the US in 2016. She wanted to become a lawyer since she was young when she accompanied her mother to the courts for her divorce proceedings without the assistance of an attorney because her mother could not afford it. She secured both public and private scholarships and moved from a small island in Bali to a big city near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to pursue her bachelor of law, where she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Indonesia.
She decided to come to the US to follow her dream to be an international lawyer. In 2018, she graduated with her Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, where she immediately began her Juris Doctor (JD) program at USC. Throughout her JD program, Sabrina deepened her knowledge in the immigration field by writing a paper regarding the due process clause and the treatment of detainees with mental health conditions as a 2019-2020 fellow in the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics Program. Sabrina was a Policy Director of the International of Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) 2019-2020, a Project Director of the Court Monitoring Project IRAP 2020, and a student representative at the USC Immigration Clinic 2019-2020.
Currently, she is a student attorney at the USC International Human Rights Clinic and a senior submission editor at the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice. Coming from a developing country and a first-generation immigrant, Sabrina has faced many struggles in the US. She believes NWOCC will be a place where womxn of color, especially immigrants, can share their experiences, support each other, and address social justice issues without being afraid to be judged. Sabrina is excited to connect with womxn of color across the nation in NWOCC!