Kirsten Zittlau is a daughter of refugees who fled from East Germany after WWII and immigrated to the U.S. before Kirsten was born in 1977. Kirsten grew up in Silicon Valley and was fortunate to graduate from UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of Law. Upon graduation, Kirsten practiced corporate and civil litigation as well as education law for school districts. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, she joined the activist effort against human rights violations at the California/Mexico border. Kirsten went on her first water drop with Border Angels, a San Diego based nonprofit serving immigrants on both sides of the border, in August of 2016. Eyes opened to the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, Kirsten was humbled to become a water drop route leader, which she loves doing to this day. After the 2016 election and first Muslim ban initiated by the current administration, Kirsten was inspired by the immigration attorneys at JFK and other airports assisting and advising those affected by the ban. Kirsten ultimately joined the Talamantes Immigration Law Firm in April of 2018, representing asylum seekers among other clients in immigration court in San Diego County. As of February 1st, 2020, Kirsten started her own business involving a mixture of speaking engagements, writing (a book) and legal work in the areas of immigration and special education law.