Emily Froude is a research assistant at Democracy Forward. She previously worked as a senior legal assistant. Prior to joining DF, Emily was a senior paralegal at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition. In that role, she screened unaccompanied immigrant children for visas and assisted attorneys in representing the kids in court and with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science from Miami University, and is working towards a master of international affairs concentrating in democracy studies at George Washington University. She is fluent in Spanish.