Alyze Salan was born to a young single mother and grew up in the projects where her mother and step father struggled to make ends meet as they struggled with substance abuse. Her inspiration to become a lawyer stems from her upbringing where she witnessed and experienced domestic violence. After her experience with the criminal justice system as a victim of a crime at the age of 20, she decided that she wanted to work with victims of crime through work as an attorney. While she was going through the criminal justice system as a witness (victim of a crime) her 11 year old brother was arrested and charged with assault. This forced her to experience both sides of the criminal justice system and allowed her to see the faults in the system. Alyze wants people from disadvantaged backgrounds and people of color to feel comfortable reporting their crimes and while trying to improve the criminal justice system. After law school, she plans to work for the District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles as a DA. Alyze is a 1L at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.