Your Immigration Team

Rose-Hermance Rony was born and raised in Haiti but moved to the U.S. as a teenager. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from La Sierra University, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Juris Doctorate from Concordia University. After College, she spent twelve years teaching elementary and middle school. During her years in law school, Ms. Rony focused on advocacy and serving the less fortunate, including starting a Legal Knowledge class for immigrants to learn more about U.S. laws. Rose-Hermance has won several awards, including several Teachers of the Year awards, a Cali award, the Jack MacMahon Pro-bono service impact award, and the Richard C. Field Civility award for her work and professionalism.

Rose-Hermance is passionate about the plights of immigrants and is dedicated to helping them navigate the complex legal system of the United States. Besides serving as the Director and Managing Attorney of FUILS, she is the Chair of the Idaho AILA Chapter and youth representative for the Idaho Conference. Rose-Hermance enjoys reading, dancing, and exploring the world during her free time. Rose-Hermance is experienced in Immigration, Landlord & Tenant, and Contract Law.

Laura Diaz joined the FUILS Team in July 2022. She is a first-generation Latina with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science and an Associate of Arts in Political Science. Laura has community organizing and advocacy roots, especially around matters and issues impacting the Latinx community. She is passionate about social justice and strives for a world liberated from all forms of harm and violence that directly and indirectly impact marginalized populations. When she is not working, she is active in other areas around community organizing and advocacy. Laura participated in and completed the Conservation Voters for Idaho Board and Commissions Fellowship in 2021 and was appointed by the governor to the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance in 2021. She has held public speaking events where she has shared her story of domestic violence in hopes of creating more awareness around the struggles people face when in situations of violence.

Laura is passionate about supporting immigrants in need in the community. Laura enjoys spending time with her son. Laura is experienced in Family Petitions, Waivers, DACA, Citizenship, and more.

Guadalupe Corona Ortiz joined FUILS at the Community Council of Idaho in February of 2022 as a Paralegal. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and later moved to Idaho, where she grew up. Guadalupe graduated from the University of Idaho in 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minors in Spanish and Pre-Health Studies. While at the University of Idaho, Guadalupe became very involved with many organizations, including the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP), her sorority Kappa Delta Chi, the Women’s Center, and TRIO. She plans on attending law school in the future and working more with immigration law. Guadalupe first got involved with the Community Council of Idaho when she began working as a Technical Records Specialist in June 2021. Guadalupe later moved to work as a Paralegal for FUILS.

Guadalupe enjoys working at FUILS, where she is learning so much about immigration, which she is very passionate about because of her immigrant household. She loves being able to give back to her community. Guadalupe is experienced in VAWA, T-Visa, U-Visa, DACA, Citizenship, and more.

Guisela Marquez was born in Mexico and raised in California. She moved to Idaho in 2020. Guisela attended San Diego City College. Guisela has 10+ years of management experience working for major retailers, where she won excellence awards for leadership and sales strategies. Guisela joined FUILS in January 2022 as an Administrative Assistant to help her community, using her management experience. She quickly became passionate about the immigrant community and Immigration Law and wanted to give back more. Within five months of joining the team, she completed many immigration training and was promoted to a full-time paralegal. Guisela has been working in that role since July 2022.

She hopes to continue a career in immigrant advocacy and eventually become a Legal Representative. Guisela also enjoys spending time with her family and doing activities like camping, reading to her four-year-old son, and watching anything Star Wars with her family! Her goal is to improve her corner of the world one case at a time. Guisela is an accredited legal representative experienced in SIJS, Asylum, DACA, Naturalization, U Visa Certification, and much more.

Paola Hernandez Haunte Joined FUILS as a receptionist in August of 2022. She was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. She graduated from Treasure Valley Leadership Academy, second in her class, in March 2022. Paola has always been passionate about helping those in need. While in school, she would sign up for any opportunity, including distributing food at food banks to help those in need in any capacity she could. Paola believes everyone deserves a chance to be the best in themselves and show people they can do it too. She likes to bring out the opportunity to Hispanic families that despite going through tough times, they are not alone, and there is help. 

At FUILS, Paola continues her philanthropic work by helping Latinos and all immigrant communities. Her goal is to keep supporting others he wants to as much as possible because the leadership academy taught her that we can all be leaders and help those in need. When she is not helping others, she likes many activities like Hiking and camping.

Chantell Abou-Hamdan is a Texas native who earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in legal studies from Texas State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law. After college, Chantell worked for the courts in Travis County for eleven years, where she became exposed to the legal field. During this time of her life, Chantell welcomed the birth of her daughter Tatiana. Chantell was ultimately persuaded by the judge she worked for to apply to law school.  

During law school, Chantell was very active; she took on multiple leadership roles in student organizations, organized her school’s annual symposium, edited articles submitted to the student journal, where she served as managing editor, and performed over 100 pro bono hours. She was also awarded the Diversity and Human Rights Award for her charitable work as a student there. Nowadays, Chantell continues her quest to stay active and help her community. Her goal is not only to be a role model for her daughter but also to represent disadvantaged people on issues where they have traditionally been underrepresented.   

Nick Eisele has been the ESL and Citizenship instructor at Familias Unidas since 2023. He brings a rich background in political science and philosophy to his teaching. Born in Carlsbad and raised in Boise, he earned his B.A. from Boise State University, where he first became involved in community service, including significant volunteer work with the ACLU of Idaho and their voter registration campaign. Nick’s academic journey continued at Gonzaga University, where he earned a master’s degree in philosophy, which has enriched his teaching approach. Nick has a creative and resourceful approach to teaching, utilizing custom materials like civics-themed trading cards and worksheets to help make complex concepts more accessible to his students. 

Nick’s teaching philosophy, grounded in inclusivity and open discourse, reflects his belief in cultural synthesis and shared understanding, mirrored in his personal efforts to master Spanish to better connect with his students. Beyond the classroom, Nick’s passions for music and philosophy influence his educational and interpersonal engagements. While he contemplates future pathways in philosophy, law, and music, his immediate focus remains on empowering immigrants through education, assisting them in navigating their new environment, and fostering active, community engagement.