Lina Drada was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved to Atlanta as a teenager in July 2002. In 2008 she graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in International Economics, and in 2017 she earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
During law school, Lina interned with various organizations that helped shape her desire to work in immigration. She clerked for Kids in Need of Defense, helping children draft their declarations and interpreting for their interviews with USCIS. She also clerked for The Irish International Immigrant Center, where she worked on TPS renewals for Haitian immigrants. Lastly, she interned with RAICES, where she assisted detained families at the Karnes Detention Center and helped women and children prepare for their credible fear interviews, the first step in seeking asylum. She also volunteered for three years as an interpreter with the PAIR project, a non-profit organization that recruited attorneys from various fields to provide probono work to assist immigrants with asylum claims.
Lina loves working with immigrant communities and connecting with clients one-on-one. In her free time, Lina enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her daughter, Emilia.