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 | 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. | 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

MILAN SUNDARESAN, ESQ. | SENIOR ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Milan Sundaresan emigrated from India at the age of eight with her family. She is a passionate immigrant rights advocate specializes in deportation defense proceedings. Milan holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, where she studied Politics, Spanish, and Economics. During law school, Milan traveled … Read More

JOYCE J. SONG, ESQ. | DIRECTOR, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

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. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

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. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

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