Our People Rose Cahn Program Officer, Human Rights Rose Cahn is a program officer with the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2023, Rose served as the managing attorney at Immigrant Legal Resource Center, where she oversaw the organization’s national work at the intersection of criminal and immigrant justice. Rose has worked closely with stakeholders from the immigrant and criminal justice sectors to pass local, state, and federal policies that protect the rights of all people, regardless of where they were born or contact with the criminal legal system. Previously, she clerked for Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rose has received the Emile Gumpert Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Senior Soros Justice Fellowship in recognition of her innovative work launching the country’s first project to pass and implement new laws to erase unlawful convictions, allowing immigrants to avoid deportation and be reunited with their families. Rose currently serves on the board of directors of For The People, and on the advisory board of La Defensa. She received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where she majored in government and Latin American studies.