Daniela Dwyer is the Managing Attorney of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.'s (TRLA) Farmworker Project. TRLA is the nation's second-largest LSC-funded civil legal aid organization. The farmworker project provides free, civil legal services to farmworkers throughout Texas and in six other southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Daniela is a second-generation American immigrant. She grew up in El Paso on the Texas-Mexico border. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin where she received a dual B.A. in Government and Sociology with a Minor in Spanish. Daniela is a 2003 graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law where she was active in the criminal justice reform movement. She is presently in her 15th year of legal practice, all of which she's gladly spent as a legal aid advocate. Daniela is licensed in Texas, Maryland, Florida, and numerous federal courts. She is a four-time ALT faculty member and she continues to learn from her students and colleagues each session. Daniela welcomes and enjoys collaborating with advocates on federal farmworker matters all across the country.