Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Mariame Aana was selected by CultureMap as one of the Top Texans Under 30. Aana is the Supervising attorney at the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
For the first time, CultureMap celebrates twentysomething trailblazers by naming 26 individuals the Top Texans Under 30, recognized as the state’s budding power players.
Driven to help immigrants live the life of their dreams, Aana oversees the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance’s pro bono program and coordinates the program’s outreach efforts. Proficient in French, Spanish, and Arabic, Aana also dabbles in Mandarin, and she has an MBA in addition to her law degree. She uses these skills and her passion for service to help DACA applicants, legal permanent residents seeking citizenship, and others make a life for themselves in the United States.
CultureMap solicited nominations from the public, narrowed down the finalists, and put those impressive young professionals in front of a panel of expert judges — Trey Bowles, Felix Chevalier, Bryan DeLuca, Renee Rouleau, and Kendra Scott — to determine the winners.
This list of 26 dynamic Texans, who impress with their innovation, dedication, and leadership, regardless of industry or cause.