Sophie Macklem-Johnson is a paralegal at Benach Collopy, working alongside attorneys in preparing and filing immigration cases. She has worked on adjustment of status cases, removal cases, asylum, Freedom of Information Act requests, and family-based immigration and citizenship.  

Sophie’s interest in immigration law stems from her work in human rights in Latin America, her passion for women’s rights, and her extensive study of the Spanish language and Latin American culture. During a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sophie learned of the poor conditions that women endure throughout Latin America as an intern at the UN Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics, and Human Rights. At her college, Sophie was active in supporting students who were survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in her role as a volunteer Peer Advocate. Learning Spanish since she was in Kindergarten, Sophie has long been immersed in Latin American language and culture throughout her primary and secondary education.  

Sophie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Latin American Studies from Grinnell College. She is fluent in Spanish.