Cassaundra J. Gonzalez joined Curran, Berger & Kludt as a law clerk during her final semester at Western New England School of Law, where she graduated with honors in May of 2021. During law school, she worked on The Remote Immigrant Assistance Project, a national effort to prepare documents for asylum seekers at the U.S. Mexico border, coordinated by Managing Partner Attorney Megan E. Kludt. She was Symposium Editor for Western New England Law Review’s 2021 Symposium, “New Abolitionism: Ending Civil Immigrant Detention and Criminalization – Policy, History and Legal Strategies.” Cassaundra completed a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Westfield State University in 2007 and went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in 2010.
As the wife of an immigrant, Cassaundra appreciates the profound impact that immigration advocacy can have on an individual, a family, and the community at large. A native to the Pioneer Valley; it is now home to Cassaundra, her husband, their four children, and three dogs. She is an active community member, serving on the Community Preservation Act Committee in Hadley, as well as the Board of Directors for the Community Health Center of Franklin County. Cassaundra is fluent in Spanish and a certified TESOL instructor. She will sit for the Massachusetts bar exam in July of 2021 and hopes to remain with Curran, Berger & Kludt as an attorney.