Irene is a dual citizen of the United States and Uganda, and prior to joining Bousquet Holstein served as a Summer Intern in the Community Counsel Project of the Legal Services of Central NY. She researched community initiatives addressing low-income community needs i.e. rural transportation, employments and access to City health care services, access to lead poisoning resources for low income families, prepared legal briefs, and booklets disseminated to tenants in city neighborhoods, and organized community initiative meetings in different neighborhoods. She has also served as a volunteer attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga, Inc. providing eviction defense to low income families at Syracuse Landlord & Tenant Court. She conducted client intakes, reviewed legal documents, represented tenants in court, at pre-trial negotiations with landlords and attorneys, provided advice and additional information regarding other agencies offering free legal and non-legal services to low income families.
Irene is a veteran of the United States Army, and served in Kentucky and South Korea. Her education includes: a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Syracuse University College of Law, a Master of Laws (L LM) from Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) from the Law Development Center, Uganda and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, Tanzania.