Esmeralda Suarez is from San Bernardino, California and is motivated to close the justice gap for low-income and monolingual litigants in our civil court systems. Her commitment to social justice stems from her cultural upbringing in a Mexican immigrant household and learning the social determinants of access. Esmeralda ultimately envisions herself as a bridge to legal access. She aims to reduce the number of self-represented litigants in California courts and reevaluate court resources, procedures, and overall legal aid accessibility. Esmeralda is a 1L at the University of Michigan Law School.