Ayu is an Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She is passionate about immigration law and, since law school, she has focused on this practice.

As a law student, Ayu completed a legal externship at the Dallas Immigration Court where she attended multiple court hearings and drafted decisions for the Immigration Judges. She also volunteered at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas where she provided legal assistance in the areas of asylum and crime-based visas. And she presented her directed research paper on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status as a one-hour continuing legal education (CLE) at the Dallas 10th Annual Child Welfare Conference in May, 2019. Before joining BAL, Ayu worked on a variety of petitions and responses to USCIS requests for evidence at a large employment based immigration firm.

Ayu’s legal articles Crimes Against Humanity in Venezuela: Can the ICC Bring Justice to Venezuelan Victims? have been published by the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review and the Inter-American Law Review Journals.

Education & Admissions

SMU Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctorate
SMU Dedman School of Law, LL.M in International and Comparative Law
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Abogado