Olivia Dubon, Paralegal

Olivia Dubon has been working in the field of family immigration law since 2014. She previously worked with Farah Al-Khersan and Gely McGovern at Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC. As an undergraduate she studied Spanish and Psychology at Eastern Michigan University, where she was awarded a full academic scholarship, participated in a study abroad program in Querétaro, México, and graduated magna cum laude in 2002. Olivia completed her Paralegal Certificate at Oakland Community College in 2011, a program accredited by the American Bar Association. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Spanish at Eastern Michigan University in 2012.

Olivia is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French, and has been translating in both languages since 2004. She is very immersed in the Latino community and regularly assists family and friends with translation and interpretation.

Olivia has a passion for the preservation of heritage language and culture. Her Master’s research thesis focused on Spanish/English bilingualism in the United States in children from Spanish-speaking families, the loss of fluency over three generations of immigrants and the use of heritage language programs to facilitate the preservation of language and culture within immigrant families. Her husband is from Honduras, and together they are raising their children in a bilingual/bicultural home.

As the mother of a nonverbal child with autism, Olivia strives to use her skills both in and outside of work to help give a voice to those who may not have one through advocacy. She loves to draw portraits, paint and travel, and takes her children with her on every adventure.