Nan McGarry | Housing Fellow

Nan McGarry joined us in 2017 to support our work advocating for tenants’ rights and preserving affordable housing through direct representation, policy advocacy, and close collaboration with local, community-based organizations. During law school, Nan worked at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. During her time as student council, she represented tenants and Tenant Associations against unlawful evictions, domestic violence victims seeking … Read More

Jonathan Erwin-Frank | Housing Fellow

Jonathan joined our organization in 2017 to support its work advocating for and empowering tenants, including immigrants and formerly incarcerated people. Prior to joining us, Jonathan served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Boulware of the District of Nevada in Las Vegas and researched over-incarceration at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City. Jonathan graduated from Stanford … Read More

JUAN GARDEA | IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS LEGAL FELLOW

Juan joined us in 2017 as a Legal Fellow in the Immigrants’ Rights Project, where he works to represent immigrant communities on the Peninsula through advocacy, policy work, and impact litigation. Juan was born and raised in El Paso’s heavily-immigrant Borderland region and has dedicated his life to working with and for low-income populations and communities of color, helping to … Read More

Meghana Ravikumar | Immigration paralegal

Meghana was raised by Indian immigrant parents in Santa Clara, CA. Being witness to the economic inequality in Silicon Valley imbued in her an interest in social justice from a young age. She went on to receive her B.A. in History with a focus on Colonialism and Imperialism from Scripps College in May 2017. During her time there, she explored … Read More

Samuel Udo | Social Work coordinator Vista

Samuel is a recent graduate from UC Davis with a degree in International Relations, focusing on Latin America. After studying abroad in Mexico City and taking multiple classes on immigration and the relationship between the U.S and Mexico, he became very interested in the complexity of the issue. In 2016, Samuel worked for a youth leadership organization called Amigos de … Read More

Elizabeth Jimenez | Immigrant Rights Fellow

Elizabeth graduated from Berkeley Law in 2014 with a certificate in International Law. After law school, Elizabeth was a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), a San Francisco based nonprofit dedicated to bringing some of those most responsible for atrocious human rights abuses to justice. At CJA, Elizabeth was a part of the … Read More

Nazanin Salehi | Housing Fellow

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

Zarah Rahman | Housing Fellow

Zarah Rahman joined us in 2017 to support our work to advance tenants’ rights and preserve affordable housing through client representation, community education, and policy advocacy. Zarah has advocated on behalf of diverse communities in California on a range of issues, including workplace justice for low-income workers, immigrants’ rights, and predatory mortgage lending. Before joining our team, Zarah clerked for … Read More

Stephanie Medina | Immigration Fellow

Stephanie’s passion for public interest stems from growing up in a working class, immigrant neighborhood of Los Angeles. During her time in law school she worked with various grassroots legal services providers in the East Bay, Sacramento and Los Angeles, She participated in both the Immigration Clinic and Workers Rights Clinic at her law school. Prior to law school, she … Read More