Raquel Grande is a relentless advocate born and raised in Los Angeles, California by a brave single mother and refugee from the Salvadoran Civil War. A UC Berkeley graduate with training in Social Welfare and Gender and Womxn’s Studies, she will be a radical attorney with a strong interdisciplinary and trauma-informed lens. With a demonstrated commitment to public interest and equity, she believes that disproportionate access to justice is inexcusable. Her work as a domestic violence Legal Advocate at the Jenesse Center challenged her to think creatively to seek family law and immigration remedies as the COVID 19 pandemic’s shelter at home orders disproportionately affected survivors and their access to legal resources. This work inspires her to critique and fight against the criminalization of survivors of color, a practice rooted in misogyny, white supremacy, and aggressive policing of bodies of color. With a law degree, she will advance her critical thinking skills and the movement of holistic lawyering. Raquel Grande is a 1L Dean and BASF Justice & Diversity Scholar at UC Hastings College of Law.