Erin Schutte Wadzinski is an immigration attorney and owner of Kivu Immigration Law PLLC. A native of Worthington, Minnesota, Erin is proud to serve her home community and surrounding area. In 2019, she won the Initiators Fellowship to launch Kivu Immigration Law as a social enterprise to help revitalize rural communities and to provide immigrants access to legal resources.

Yale University – BA in Political Science, 2012
University of Connecticut School of Law – JD with Honors, 2018

Professional Affiliations
Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Association for Immigration Lawyers of America
Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter Member
Iowa/Nebraska Chapter Member

Relevant Previous Work Experience
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Staff Attorney – Worthington, MN, 2018-2020
Yale University, Director of Yale Young Global Scholars – New Haven, CT, 2012-2018

Community Engagement
Elected School Board Member of Worthington ISD 518
Dollars for Scholars Board Member
Nobles County Law Library Board Member
Worthington Area Foundation Board Member
Advisor to CARE Program
Member of Worthington Area Immigrant Advocates network

Presentations in 2023
“Supporting Immigrant Students” – Madelia Schools, Madelia, MN, January 10, 2023
“Welcome Corps Information Session” – Kivu Law, Worthington, MN, February 2, 2023
“Rural Philanthropy: Closing Gaps, Opening Inclusive Opportunities” – Minnesota Council of Foundations annual conference, Minneapolis, MN, February 8, 2023