Tenants and Their Supporters Urge Mountain View City Council to Reject Demolition of 20 Affordable Homes in Order to Construct 15 Luxury Townhouses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “It makes no sense to demolish housing in the middle of a housing crisis,” states Guadalupe Rosas, an organizer with PACT who has been working with the Tenants’ Union. “The project would result in a net loss of housing units. The diversity of Mountain View is under threat by these developers. The Council needs to take a … Read More

JUAN CAMADER-ROMAN | CLINIC & INTAKE COORDINATOR

Juan was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the San Jose area with his family at an early age. As a Spanish-English bilingual speaker, Juan is passionate about using language to connect people across barriers. Prior to joining our team, Juan was employed as a tech contractor in the Silicon Valley and participated on a variety of language and … Read More

JILLIAN WAGMAN, ESQ. | STAFF ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to joining our team in October 2018, Jillian spent two years working with returned migrants and their families as an attorney at IMUMI in Mexico City, Mexico. There, she assisted clients with accessing identity documents, family reunification, and applying for available immigration relief. Jillian holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from the University … Read More

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

RAQUEL VASQUEZ ESQ. | STAFF ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Prior to joining us in 2019, Raquel practiced immigration law in both the nonprofit and private settings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has primarily focused on affirmative family-based immigration, naturalization, and DACA. Raquel received her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and her BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. She is … Read More

STACY TOWNSEND, ESQ.| STAFF ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Stacy is a staff attorney in CLSEPA’s housing program. Her work focuses on advocating for and empowering tenants in underserved communities and on anti-displacement efforts. Prior to joining us in 2019, Stacy was an Equal Justice Works fellow at Youth Law Center, where she worked with juvenile justice system-impacted young people to combat barriers to education equity in matters of … Read More

MARCO TOVAR | PARALEGAL, HOUSING & EAP PROGRAMS

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. | DIRECTOR, HOUSING PROGRAM

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