Andrea’s commitment to public service is rooted in her family’s experiences as low-income immigrants and how immigration status imposed unjust structural limitations on her community. Prior to law school, Andrea spent over four years assisting families and detained immigrants facing deportation. When Andrea decided to attend law school, she had a clear intention of engaging in social justice work; notably, through her summer work with the Immigration Unit of the Alameda Public Defender’s Office and Dolores Street Community Services. During her 2L and 3L years, Andrea participated in the Immigration Law Clinic where she filed a habeas lawsuit seeking the release of her detained client, litigating the case all the way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Upon graduation from UC Davis School of Law, Andrea will return to Dolores Street as a 2022 Skadden Fellow.