Why I work at OneJustice:
OneJustice approaches the law from an innovative point of view, believing that everything can be improved and new ideas are always welcomed, a belief that I personally share myself. Each member of the OneJustice team is passionate about bringing change to the world and improving the lives of underserved people.
I am the Program Manager for the Rural Justice Collaborative clinic. The Clinic organizes immigration, criminal record expungement, and housing clinics for those living in the rural parts of the Bay Area, where the access to legal services is limited.
I am passionate about utilizing the law to provide resources to the immigrant population and abused children. Prior to joining the OneJustice team, I interned for Children’s Law Center of CA, which provides representation to children facing dependency court proceedings. I have also interned at the Kids in Need of Defense, helping unaccompanied minors receive asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. While at Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and Pepperdine’s Restoration and Justice Clinic, I assisted survivors of domestic violence with their family law and Restraining Order paperwork and representation. At the Coalition for the Advocacy of the Persecuted and the Enslaved, I helped survivors of human trafficking gain legal status. I was born in Armenia and traveled to the U.S. when I was fourteen, so I understand the long painful journey to citizenship. I speak Armenian and Russian.
I received my JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and my B.A. in Fine Arts and a certificate in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.
I really love:
I really love cooking, spending time with my adorable niece and nephew, and watching TV shows on Hulu or Netflix.