Zyreena is a staff attorney at the FVAP Washington office. She previously worked as a fellow, heavily assisting with FVAP’s expansion to Washington. Zyreena attended Seattle University School of Law where she was the Vice President of the Middle Eastern South Asian Law Student Association, Events Coordinator for the International Law Society, and Social Chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. Originally from Southern California, Zyreena moved to Washington for her undergraduate at the University of Washington where she found her passion for helping families navigate the legal system. She worked at the International Rescue Committee providing guidance on family immigration related matters for refugees. During law school, she continued to work in family immigration at a boutique law firm and start-up company. In her final year, she was a student attorney at the Gender Violence Immigration Clinic, working with survivors of domestic violence to obtain VAWA protection. Here, she gained a background in trauma-informed lawyering and community lawyering.
Zyreena studied abroad and worked in South Korea as an English and Debate instructor. She can speak conversational Korean and is an avid fan of Korean dramas. In her free time, she likes to explore new food spots, hike, and watch movies.