Why I Work at OneJustice:
It’s exciting to be a part of OneJustice’s innovative and effective approach to legal aid in California: hands-on through pro bono clinics with a focus on rural areas; coordinated efforts with everyone in the legal community with an aim to build a strong legal aid network; and policy advocacy at the state and federal levels. It’s incredible that the organization has been doing such good work since 1979 and keeping the pro bono spirit alive.
As the Development Coordinator, I’m working to achieve OneJustice’s mission through fundraising, donor relations, media and communications strategies, and coordinating with our remarkable Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Strategy Council.
After college, I worked as the Copy Editor for an Asian American newspaper and volunteered for its pro bono foundation. I also conducted research on chronic diseases affecting Asian American populations for a public health organization. During law school, I interned with the Family and Children’s Law Center, which provides legal assistance to low-income families going through divorce and child custody issues. I also interned with the Marin County Youth Court, which explores crime deterrence in youth through restorative justice. My favorite experience in law school was participating in the Civil Justice Clinic and obtaining social security benefits for a client, as well as clean slate dismissals for a client who wanted to become employable and provide for his children. I’ve also worked for a labor and employment law firm, as an English teacher in rural South Korea, and as a barista. I received my BA in English Literature and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and my JD from UC Hastings. I’m a member of the California State Bar.
I Really Love:
Golden Gate Park; cafes, making and drinking coffee; visiting my family in Colorado; finding ways to nurture my creativity.