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Maria del Carmen Rodriguez

Maria del Carmen Rodriguez is currently the Community Relations Officer for USCIS Great Lakes District 34 in Chicago.  She joined INS as an asylum officer in 2002, and USCIS as an Adjudicator and Immigration Services Officer II at the Chicago Field Office in 2007.  Previously, Maria served as an attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian in Chicago and as a Public Relations practitioner in the nonprofit arena for 15 years. Maria earned a double BA in History and Communications from Mundelein College in Chicago; a MA in Journalism from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL; a JD from NIU College of Law, and a LLM from DePaul University College of Law.  Maria loves to read, write, and travel.  She also is a member of a church choir and the Sunday morning breakfast club, otherwise known as Greg’s Golden Girls.  Maria and her pals have meet for breakfast every week for the last five years. Now we met via Zoom from home.