Johanna Idrovo-Sarmiento moved to the United States from Ecuador in August 2015 to pursue legal studies. She started college classes at Northwestern CT Community College (NCCC) within a few months of immigrating from her native country. Johanna has gone from knowing virtually no English to being recognized as a Litchfield Leader Under 40!
She graduated with honors from NCCC in May 2018 with an Associate degree in Liberal Arts & Science. Her time while at NCCC, Johanna has been a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Team Success Scholar, and Student Senate Representative. She also formed the AAUW of NCCC club to promote women’s advocacy and to open conversations on such topics as pay inequity, women’s rights, and salary negotiation. In Spring 2018, she was NCCC’s student selected to attend the Oxford Consortium of Human Rights in England. In this global conference, she spoke about her experience as an immigrant in the United States, being a child “left behind”, of the emotional damage this forged, and how she has moved through this.
In 2019, Johanna returned to Ecuador to research about the emotional impact that undocumented immigration has on children who were left behind by their parents and the social damage caused by this separation. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in May 2020 with a degree in Political Science and minor in Sociology.
Johanna’s ultimate goal is to obtain a Law degree as she has envisioned her future as a place where she will dedicate herself to help others find their voice. Her customer first attitude has proved essential in ensuring our clients are up to date with their case information and getting in contact with our team.