MEET OUR PARALEGALS
Susan joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2012, bringing with her over two decades of experience as a business immigration paralegal with both large and boutique law firms in the Boston area, as well as in-house experience at a software company. Over the years, Susan has developed a particular specialty with the PERM / Labor Certification process, as well as vast experience with the various temporary work visa categories. Susan holds a Bachelor’s in Italian with a Certificate in Translation/Interpretation from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Susan has a passion for cooking, gardening and foreign languages, and enjoys her commute to the office the most on days when she is able to ride her bike.
Linda joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2015 with several years of business immigration law experience at premier law firms in Boston and Atlanta, as well as experience working in-house for a local university. She has a wide range of experience with temporary visas as well as permanent resident cases. Linda holds a Bachelor’s in German from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Master’s in German from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She lived abroad in Germany and Austria and has a varied work experience outside of immigration law, including work in software, higher education, and with special needs children. Outside of work, Linda enjoys hiking, reading and discovering great restaurants – always in search of the perfect dumpling.
Towana has been with Iandoli Desai and Cronin since 2007. She has developed a specialty assisting employers and foreign nationals with the Labor Certification / PERM process, as well as adjustment of status petitions. Towana holds a Bachelor’s in Human Services from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In her spare time, Towana is a passionate, creative writer who enjoys travel.
Teodora Laptiste joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2015 with over 24 years of customer service experience and 19 of those years working with law firms specializing in immigration law. She is highly experienced in family-based cases and enjoys the variety of employment-based cases the firm handles. As an immigrant herself, Teodora has both professional and personal experience dealing with the immigration services, so she strives to make the process for others as painless as possible. Teodora holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a focus in Criminology & Law and a minor in psychology from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including many weekends filled with watching her sons compete in high school sports.
Jennifer joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2016. She has been working as an immigration paralegal since 2009 and has developed a specialization in H-1B, EB-1B, and NIW cases. She also enjoys AOS and Naturalization cases. Jennifer holds a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.
Jen re-joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2018, after having previously worked with the firm from 2012-2013. Jen has several years of experience in employment and family-based immigration law gained with disparate entities including the U.S. Department of Labor, a local firm specializing in visas for soccer players, and a Portland, Oregon-based solo practitioner specializing in the immigration consequences of crime. Jen holds a Bachelor’s in the Study of Religion, with a focus in religious art from the University of California, San Diego. In her spare time, Jen enjoys art, music and travel, especially to the British Isles.
Katharine joined Iandoli Desai & Cronin in 2017. She has a broad range of employment-based immigration experience and has developed a specialization in visa and permanent residency processes for STEM researchers and professionals. Katharine’s professional background includes teaching academic and creative writing at the college level. A native of the Midwest, Katharine holds a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Iowa. Outside of work, Katharine enjoys spending time with her spouse and their corgi, Titus.