2015 Summer Interns

Q: Why did you decide to intern with CRLA? 
A: I chose to intern at CRLA in Modesto because CRLA’s commitment to social and economic justice aligns with my passion and ambition to be a voice for those denied justice. I grew up in Stanislaus County within the same communities that CRLA represents. I have seen first-hand how disempowered individuals in these communities have been denied fairness and justice. I could not imagine any better way to spend my summer, except serving my community and giving back to those that have driven my commitment to social justice.

I also decided to intern with CRLA because I am impressed with their educational approach to social change. CRLA’s educational workshops equip vulnerable communities to assert their legal rights. I believe one of the most effective ways to serve the public is to educate the individuals within it.

Q: What projects are you working on this summer with CRLA? 
A: This summer I am working on employment law and housing discrimination cases. My primary assignment involves interviewing clients and reviewing evidence for a complex, multiple party lawsuit involving housing, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.

Q: What are some of your other non-legal interests? 
A: I love DIY projects and making handmade presents as gifts to friends. Not only does crafting allow me to express my creative side, but it has become a great outlet for coping with stress. I call it stress therapy! My latest thrill is making home décor out of empty wine bottles.


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