Other Languages: Swahili
Erin Noell joined The Pinjuh Law Firm LLC in 2018. She currently serves as a Senior Paralegal, Office Manager, and Notary. Ms. Noell is fluent in Swahili and provides interpretation/translation as needed.
Ms. Noell received a B.A. in International Studies, with minor degrees in Political Science and African Studies, from The University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2012. In 2014, Ms. Noell received her M.A. in International Studies through Ohio University’s African Studies Department. While receiving her graduate degree, Ms. Noell focused her research on the study of Refugeeism and International Policy, specifically within the context of Gender-Based Violence. As a three-time recipient of the Fellowship in Foreign Language and Area Studies (Swahili), Ms. Noell co-founded the African Language Association at Ohio University; and was recognized by the OU African Student Union for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the African Studies Department. In 2013, Ms. Noell was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.
Prior to joining The Pinjuh Law Firm, Ms. Noell served for nearly four years as a Refugee Resettlement Case Manager through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, Ms. Noell managed the relocation and assimilation of newly arrived refugees and immigrants from all over the world, while simultaneously serving as Program Coordinator/Case Manager for up to five federally-funded resettlement programs. Additionally, Ms. Noell served as an Immigration Assistant at Ulmer & Berne, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio.
In her role as Office Manager, Ms. Noell works directly with clients in terms of scheduling, contracts, and communications. As a Senior Paralegal, Ms. Noell provides valuable assistance in all case matters, from liaising with firm personnel and clients to preparing/editing all immigration case-types materials prior to final review by Attorney Pinjuh.