2015 Summer Interns

Q: Why did you decide to intern with CRLA? 
A: CRLA was actually part of why I decided to become a lawyer. A few years ago I was researching landmark EEOC cases prosecuting the sexual assault of female farmworkers for the production of a PBS documentary. The only reason the EEOC had been able to bring the cases was because CRLA was trusted enough by the community that the farmworkers felt comfortable bringing their case to them and eventually to the EEOC. While researching I decided that what I wanted was not to report on these cases but instead to be a community-based attorney who could directly impact the lives of my clients.

Q: What are projects are you working on this summer with CRLA? 
A: Tabatha Smith and I are working on a complex plaintiff landlord-tenant litigation case that deals with habitability and employment issues. It has been wonderful because I have been able get to know our clients and the intricacies of the case.

Q: What are some of your other non-legal interest? 
A: Playing water polo, inventing recipes, and catching up on the pile of movies and books that accumulated during the school year!


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