"What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.” - Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Emily Gray is a Business Immigration Paralegal at Bashyam Shah Immigration Law Group. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in Philosophy. Go Heels!
After graduating from UNC, she volunteered with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Tacna, Peru for two years, where she taught social justice and human rights to high school students. Through her community and students in Tacna, Peru, a border city, she learned the stories and struggles of many people and families trying to migrate to Chile for a better life and future.
This experience fueled Emily’s passion to help others and inspired her to pursue a path in immigration law in order to strive to help people who aspire to live and work in the United States to achieve that dream for a better life. She finds much joy in being able to interact with such a diverse group of individuals, making intimate connections with others, and playing a role in their immigration journey to the United States.
Outside of work, Emily can be found doing yoga and hiking on the greenways in the Raleigh area. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. Emily enjoys traveling and has traveled internationally to over 10 countries including Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Spain. Her goal is to travel the world and experience the food, culture, and unique customs that each country has to offer.