IRCO is proud to announce the newest member of our leadership, May Low. May is joining us to lead our rapidly growing IRCO Legal Services Program. In this role she will be responsible for managing our response to our communities’ demands for culturally specific legal services, covering areas like trafficking, immigration, deportation and disability.
May was born and raised in Singapore. She received her BS in Film and Television from Boston University and her JD from the New England School of Law. She practiced as a corporate litigator and a transactional attorney in Boston before moving to Oregon to attend the LLM program for Environmental Law at Lewis and Clark College. May has always worked to recognize diversity, unity and human rights. In her career, May has spearheaded the International Students Consortium at BU to serve as a gathering place to bring international students and domestic students together, volunteered with the Irish Immigration Center in Boston to help educate undocumented immigrants about their rights and protections, worked for Senator Ted Kennedy on his immigration team and studied international human and humanitarian law at the Irish Center for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway. May has forged a steady path of service to immigrant and refugee communities. In Portland, she worked on DACA filings when President Obama's Executive Order was first issued, and volunteered at numerous Refugee Adjustment Days. She spent four years as a tax manager at an international accounting firm where she worked with clients from all over the US and Canada. She was part of the team that brought funding for Universal Representation at the City of Portland, and was most recently the Chief of Staff at Catholic Charities where she was part of a collaborative of refugee resettlement agencies working to reform resettlement in Oregon.
May and our legal services are based at Asian Family Center. Please join us in welcoming her to IRCO!