Ashley is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a first-generation college graduate from Duke University with a major in Public Policy and minor in Sociology. While at Duke, she enthusiastically led the Native American Student Alliance and strengthened partnerships with multi-cultural organizations. She has aided research on Tribal land policy and advanced Native higher education through her past … Read More


Violet received her A.S. degree in Accounting from Mission College in Santa Clara, CA. She grew up in Washington State all through high school, and loved the gloomy and rainy weather. For the past 4 years she has worked as a bookkeeper and human resources/office manager for a mobile advertising high tech company in San Mateo, California. She is excited … Read More

Karen Calles | Immigration Intake Coordinator

Karen was raised by a Salvadoran immigrant single mother in San Jose, CA, thus she was personally exposed to the Silicon Valley’s unequitable living conditions. It was through community programs and social support that she became the first person in her family to graduate from college. She graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology, … Read More

Marco Tovar | Receptionist

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