Meet the Team

PassRight is not a traditional law firm. We are your immigration partner. Wit our dynamic team with solid experience and heavy-hitting qualifications you can have the peace of mind that you are in good hands.

Joanna Bobel

Co-founder and CEO

Joanna is originally from eastern Poland. She earned a Master Degree in Administration from the University of Warsaw, and then completed a postgraduate business course at Kozminski University. Apart from business and entrepreneurship, she’s also very passionate about psychology, foreign cultures and nature.

As an immigrant herself, Joanna relocated to the United States and struggled with the immigration process first hand. After her personal experience with the U.S immigration system, and then also being employed at an immigration firm based in California, she decided that she was uniquely qualified to develop a transparent, honest, and customer-centric solution for other immigrants facing the same challenges that she did. By weaving together her education and experience, PassRight was born.

Since then, Joanna has been a citizen of the world, spending her time between Europe, the U.S and Central America. When she’s not leading the team to help brilliant clients achieve their immigration dreams, she can be found in a yoga studio or in the forest walking her dogs.

Legal Department

Piotr Messerszmidt

Head of Legal

Piotr joined PassRight in July 2019. Originally from Poland, he completed his master’s degree in law, with honors, from the University of Warsaw. Additionally, he completed the Erasmus Programme at the University of Nantes, in France, which gave him an amazing opportunity for international studies.

After graduation, he dedicated an entire year to traveling around the world, and had the privilege to experience many different cultures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and various parts of Asia. Through various work and travel programs, Piotr has gained first hand experience of how incredibly complex the US immigration process is. He believes that immigration fuels innovation and is constantly inspired by clients who are courageous enough to go beyond the barrier of borders to accomplish their goals.

Piotr previously worked as a lawyer for the largest law firm in the world, Dentons. Nowadays, when he’s not working hard to support others through the immigration process with PassRight, he still loves to travel, and takes every opportunity he can to do so. He is also passionate about technology and learning new languages, currently working on both French and Spanish.

Martyna Ostapczuk

Legal Team Manager

Martyna is another Polish native, and she joined the PassRight team in 2019 and currently holds the position of Legal Team Manager.

Martyna has a wide-range of experience in law. Initially, she completed a Master of Law degree at the University of Bialystok. Then, following her studies in Poland, she went on to study abroad, first at the University of Tsukuba, in Japan, and then she took part in Michigan State University’s College of Law summer program in comparative US-EU law. She is truly an expert.

In her spare time, Martyna enjoys cooking, playing squash, and traveling.

Anna Ptaszyńska

Senior Immigration Specialist

Anna was born and raised in Poland. She originally graduated from the University of Szczecin, in Poland, with a Bachelor of Law degree. However, with a passion for learning, Anna continued her studies at the University of Westminsterin in London, where she spent 14 years. After returning to Poland Anna obtained a postgraduate diploma in tax law from the Warsaw School of Economics.

In February 2019, she joined the PassRight team, taking on the position of Senior Immigration Specialist.

Anna is a mother of two and, when she’s not working with immigration clients, she finds herself spending time with her sons and dog, listening to music, traveling, and hiking. In addition, she gives her time and effort generously to a very important cause – helping children with disabilities and supporting their parents with the fight for their rights.

Martina Bellan

Immigration Specialist

Martina is truly a woman of the world. Although she was born in Italy, her professional career, studies, volunteering experiences, and personal endeavors have brought her to amazing places, such as Spain, Mexico, and, most recently, Poland. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. During her time in Mexico, she became deeply involved with immigration, contributing to the development of reports about human rights at the Mexico-US border together with an American NGO and working as a migration consultant for a firm based in NYC. In her free time, Martina enjoys doing yoga, training, reading, taking walks in nature, spending time with her loved ones, and exploring the world.

Jan Warkocz

Immigration Specialist

A native of Poland, Jan joined the Legal Team at PassRight in 2021 as an Immigration Specialist. He earned a master’s degree in law from Kozminski University, and previously worked as a junior lawyer for the business operations department at RTB House. During his free time, Jan loves going to the cinema – he’s the movie buff of the team. He also enjoys trying out new restaurants and, like most of the team, is passionate about traveling.

Monica Prado

Immigration Specialist

This international team member was born and raised in Brazil. However, in search of brighter opportunities, Monica relocated to the US, where she lived for almost 15 years. During that time, she became certified as a paralegal from Florida Atlantic University. Most recently, she made a move to Portugal to attend the University Lusofona of Porto. She is currently in the process of getting her bachelor’s degree in law.

Even though Monica just recently joined PassRight, her previous background in entrepreneurship and marketing makes her an incredible asset to the company. She is passionate about helping our clients to reach their immigration goals.

As a mother of two children – a son and a daughter – Monica cherishes free time with her family. She also loves to travel, exercise, read, meditate and listen to music. 

Francesco Cortese

Junior Immigration Specialist

Although he was born in Italy, Francesco is now based in Warsaw, Poland. He joined the PassRight immigration team in July 2022 and is currently writing the dissertation for his master’s degree in law at the University of Salerno. Francesco is passionate about music, and is a former piano player. He likes to keep up to date with the latest technology, and his hobbies include reading about history and philosophy, and going climbing. His guiding principle is to always challenge yourself to do better.

Julia Szydlowska

Legal Assistant

Julia is a native of Warsaw, Poland. She has an extensive background in both administration
and customer service. However, with bigger dreams for her career, she is currently studying
at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. As a fourth-year law student, she has discovered
that she is most passionate about labor law and is working hard to become a lawyer who can
help people fight for their rights in the future. At PassRight, Julia supports our legal team,
where she is grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside and learn professional
practice from our specialists.
Outside of the office, Julia is a talented musician and even graduated from music school as a
violinist. She has a passion for Italian cuisine, and can usually be found out walking with her
dog or hitting the gym in her spare time.

Marketing and Customer Care

Izabela Supeł

Chief Marketing Officer

Izabela is a marketing expert. Over her 20 year career, she has worked in a variety of international companies with diverse cultural environments and also gained experience in customer care, telesales, direct sales, and user experience. She earned her master’s degree in humanities, specializing in cultural studies, and then completed her postgraduate studies in marketing strategies at Warsaw School of Economics She also studied business in English at Kozminski University, making her even more impactful on the global market.

She has been a valuable asset of the PassRight team since 2022. Izabela leads her role with passion, creativity, and high ethical standards.

Originally from Poland, she loves to ride her bicycle, watch TV series, and plan new adventures in her spare time. Izabela dreams of seeing every corner of the world.

Agustina Navarro

Customer Care Manager

Agustina was born and raised in Argentina, and is currently based in Costa Rica. She has a depth of knowledge and understanding of customer service, with over 12 years of experience.

Over the course of her career, she has supported companies in a variety of industries, such as architecture, hospitality, retail, and tech. She became a member of the PassRight team back in 2021 and, since then, has been leading customer care with both compassion and efficiency.

In her free time, Agustina enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, playing with her dogs, and connecting with nature.

Office Administration

Alicja Kowalczyk

Administrative Assistant

Alicja is also originally from Poland. She earned her master’s degree in management and production engineering at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Alicja became a core member of the PassRight family in 2022, supporting the administrative and accounting departments of the company. She loves the international environment of the work and is constantly inspired by her PassRight co-workers and their clients. When she’s not busy with keeping the business running smoothly, Alicja enjoys spending her free time with her wonderful daughter. Her family loves to explore and adventure around Poland, taking in all of the beauty of their home country.