Ellen Pachnanda is a Supervising Attorney at Brooklyn Defenders Services, where she represents detained non-citizens facing deportation through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). She is a seasoned attorney with over 13 years of experience focusing on criminal defense and immigration law. After receiving her B.A. from Cornell University (A.B., College of Arts & Sciences, 2000), she realized her desire to pursue law and attended State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 2003).