Elizabeth Frankel is the Associate Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Based in New York City, Ms. Frankel oversees New York, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles offices. Before joining the Young Center, Ms. Frankel practiced in the areas of immigration and litigation at Verrill Dana LLP, where she devoted substantial time to asylum and removal cases. She also clerked for the Honorable Susan J. Calkins of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Ms. Frankel attended NYU School of Law, where she participated in the Juvenile Criminal Defense Clinic, representing children in Manhattan Family Court. Prior to law school, Ms. Frankel spent two years teaching English and ESL in the bilingual program at a public middle school in the South Bronx, through Teach for America. She received her BA from Middlebury College.