Director of Strategic Partnerships
Why I work at OneJustice:
My work is grounded in the core belief that everyone deserves equitable access to justice through legal representation.
I’ve worked in New York, Detroit, Mexico City, and the Bay Area on social justice issues ranging from counter terrorism and human rights to workers’ rights, both on the ground as a legal services advocate and in federal and municipal policy advocacy. I’ve traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to publish in the Huffington Post on the post-9/11 military commissions hearings for detainees and I’ve worked in Mexico City to help deported migrant families reintegrate into their communities.
I currently lead OneJustice’s Pro Bono Justice Consulting team, working with legal services organizations and pro bono partners to facilitate and teach design of pro bono projects. I previously spent two years leading OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project in Northern California bringing free legal services to veterans, immigrants, seniors, and low-income families throughout rural California. Thanks to an Equal Justice Works fellowship sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP, I spent the following two years designing and leading the Rural Immigrant Connect project at OneJustice, connecting immigrants in California’s Central Valley with ongoing legal representation from Bay Area-based pro bono attorneys through virtual technology.
I regularly speak on panels and facilitate design workshops throughout the U.S., including at SXSW Conference; the American Bar Association/NLADA Equal Justice Conference; the Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grants Conference; and the Equal Justice Works Legal Development Training Conference, among others.
I received my Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in political philosophy, gender & sexuality theory, and Spanish with a colloquium focused on national identities and the U.S. Mexico border. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, and I am an attorney barred in the State of California. I am fluent in Spanish.
I really love:
I really love spontaneous dance parties, rainbows, talking about starting a book club, and all large bodies of water.