James Nichols, an SVP Fellow, is an immigration attorney with Catholic Charities, representing refugees and asylum seekers from around the world. James discovered his passion for community service as a member of his church’s high school youth group. After service trips to the Dominican Republic, he focused his studies on public interest work, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Boston University. James then acquired full-time, international experience as a housing-construction coordinator in the Dominican Republic, working for the nonprofit that had originally ignited his passion. After a year and a half and managing almost 400 volunteer workers to build 13 homes, he returned for an AmeriCorps year with Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia, PA. James then pursued a law degree at Case Western Reserve University, focusing on immigration and public interest law, and acquired his JD in Fall 2019. Currently enrolled in Case’s Master of Nonprofit Organizations, James is excited to network with Cleveland’s thriving nonprofit community.