Maria Vasquez Marquez | Receptionist

Maria joined our team in January of 2017. She was raised in East Palo Alto, and has lived in EPA for over 30 years. She has over 15 years retail experience working in fast-paced and team-based environment. Maria currently supports the entire organization in her capacity as receptionist and is usually the first point of contact for many of our … Read More

MARCO TOVAR | INTAKE AND CLINIC COORDINATOR

Marco graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in May, 2017 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology (Honors). After taking a course on the Constitution, he became very interested in the law. Marco hopes to learn valuable skills while at CLSEPA that will be helpful as he seeks a JD. He was born and raised … Read More

Jason Tarricone, Esq. | Housing Program Director

Jason joined us in April 2013 after working at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, where he represented plaintiffs in class action lawsuits in the areas of employment law and disability rights. Before that, he worked as a fellow at the Impact Fund, where he litigated civil rights class actions. Jason served as a law clerk to Judge Sidney Thomas of … Read More

AMY TANNENBAUM, ESQ. | ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM FELLOW

Amy Tannenbaum joined us in 2018 as an attorney fellow focused on improving employment outcomes for people with conviction records. During her time at Stanford Law School, Amy worked at the Community Law Clinic in East Palo Alto providing eviction defense and reentry legal services, and at the National Employment Law Project researching fair chance hiring policies. She founded Stanford’s … Read More

Valicia Saucedo Trowbridge, Esq. | Senior Immigration Attorney

Valicia joined our team in February 2015 as a Legal Fellow sponsored by the Emerson Collective. Her project focused on providing immigration relief to College Track students, alumni, and their families. After receiving her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2012, Valicia did her post-Bar clerkship at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. … Read More

Joyce Song, Esq. | Immigration Program Director

Prior to joining us, Joyce worked as a US corporate associate at Linklaters LLP in London and was pro bono Project Advisor to the international human rights clinic at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She served as a Development and Advocacy associate for a Palestinian women’s rights agency and supported a consortium of … Read More

JENNIFER SMITH, ESQ. |SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT ATTORNEY

Jennifer Smith works in the Economic Advancement Program, focusing on workers’ rights, consumer rights, and reentry issues. Jennifer has significant experience representing workers in a wide variety of employment -related matters. At the start of her career, Jennifer worked in the farmworker division of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Weslaco, Texas. There, she represented migrant farmworkers in legal disputes with … Read More

Misha Seay, Esq. | Immigration Managing Attorney

Misha first joined our team in January 2015 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by The Morrison and Foerster Foundation. Her project focused on providing legal representation to immigrant youth and creating a “juvenile docket” in collaboration with the San Francisco Immigration Court. Her current work focuses on deportation defense for adults and children, including immigrants in detention. She … Read More

Daniel Saver, Esq. | Senior Housing Attorney

Daniel Saver has pioneered our community lawyering practice, which combines direct representation of individual families with legal support for broader efforts in the community to bring about long-term, systemic change. As part of this model, Daniel has cultivated deep, strategic partnerships with community organizers in order to contribute to a truly grassroots movement in which the people most affected by … Read More

NAZANIN SALEHI | STAFF HOUSING ATTORNEY

Nazanin joined us in 2017 as a housing fellow to advocate for tenants’ rights and housing policy reform and resist the displacement of low-income and underserved communities. During her undergraduate studies, Nazanin became involved with the public service community on campus. Through her service in New Orleans, she became interested in practicing law at the intersection of racial justice and … Read More