Staff

Wade Munday

Executive Director
Email: wade@tnjfon.org
Wade graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University and Vanderbilt School of Divinity. Previously, he was a consultant to Boston Children’s Hospital and worked for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Languages: English, struggling French

Adrienne S. Kittos

Legal Director
Email: adrienne@tnjfon.org
Adrienne received her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University in 2006, and her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2009. Adrienne has worked on behalf of clients at the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Immigrant Legal Clinic and Rose Immigration Law Firm in Nashville, Tennessee.

Languages: English, struggling Spanish

Bethany Jackson

Staff Attorney
Email: bethany@tnjfon.org
Bethany is a graduate of Rhodes College and Tulane University School of Law. Bethany has practiced law in New Orleans, Baltimore and Nashville. Her volunteer experience includes work with Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program and Nashville Public Library.

Languages: English, Spanish

Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea

Legal Advocate
Email: alvaro@tnjfon.org
A native of Peru, Alvaro maintains his citizenship but is a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. He attended Universidad de Lima, and then went on to become an attorney in Peru where he worked for the Lima Chamber of Commerce. He is the dean of the Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors languages institute.

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, German

Andrew Free

Senior Consulting Attorney
Email: andrew@immigrantcivilrights.com
Andrew received a B.S. in Political Science from Kennesaw State University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Federal Court Litigation Steering Committee and previously chaired the Legal Advisory Board of Dignidad Obrera (Workers Dignity). Andrew has served as Tennessee referral counsel to the Government of Mexico, Immigration Equality, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Languages: English, Spanish

Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in social justice, law, and nonprofit management are encouraged to apply to help us build capacity and infrastructure that will enable us to protect more immigrants living in Middle Tennessee. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.
Undergraduate students who are gifted story-tellers and social media savvy are encouraged to apply and help us communicate the incredible stories of survival from our clients. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.
Bilingual undergraduate students interested in a legal career are encouraged to apply for an internships assisting our attorneys with legal filing, translation, and interpretation. Email Alvaro (alvaro@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.

Legal Intern

Laura Penney
Email: m.laura.penney@vanderbilt.edu
Laura graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. She is a rising second year law student at Vanderbilt University. Laura has volunteered with ESOL and is the secretary of her school’s Immigration Law Society.  She hopes to establish a career in public interest law.

Social Justice Intern

Farah Arif
Email: farah.arif@vanderbilt.edu
Farah is a junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Spanish and Public Policy, with a concentration in migration studies.  Farah is passionate about pursuing immigration law in the future, so she is very excited to immerse herself in JFON’s work and learn more about the Nashville immigrant community. As a South Asian, Muslim immigrant herself, she is particularly interested in analyzing underrepresented narratives in social justice conversations.

Social Justice/Social Media Intern

Frederica Solomon
Email: frederica.solomon@pop.belmont.edu
Frederica is a rising senior at Belmont University. She is pursuing a B.A. in International Political Science and Spanish. After thoroughly studying the language and as a first generation American, Frederica became interested in learning about immigration law and serving the Nashville community.

Undergraduate Legal Intern

Adithya Sivakumar
Email: adithya.sivakumar@vanderbilt.edu
Adithya is in his senior year at Vanderbilt University studying Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Health, and Society.  He is pursuing research both in biomedical engineering and public fields and is considering a career in medicine and/or law. Previously, he has interned at Vanderbilt University Medicine Center’s Office of Federal Relations during the summer of 2016 in Washington, DC.