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

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

FABIÁN SÁNCHEZ CORONADO | STAFF ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Fabián Sánchez Coronado joined us in October 2018 as a Housing Rights Fellow. He is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law, where he participated in the Workers’ Rights and Immigration Law Clinics, and helped fundraise to support law students pursuing public interest work. Previously, he was an organizer with the United Farm Workers Foundation in Bakersfield, CA, working alongside … Read More

NAZANIN SALEHI, ESQ | STAFF ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

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

MARINA REYES | DOJ ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVE, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Marina grew up in the Bay Area and is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. As an undergrad, Marina interned at the Citizenship and Immigration Program at CET in San Jose, where she gained valuable knowledge on immigration law. Marina joined our team in the summer of 2014. She is … Read More

MEGHANA RAVIKUMAR | PARALEGAL, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

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

REBECCA PINGER, ESQ. | FINANCE DIRECTOR

Rebecca began volunteering with us while attending USF School of Law and earned two Wiley Awards for providing pro bono services through our programs. She became a staff attorney in the Anti-Predatory Lending program in 2011. Through her foreclosure prevention and loan modification work, Rebecca helped keep many residents in the community by helping them restructure their debt to obtain … Read More

KEITH OGDEN, ESQ. | MANAGING ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Keith Ogden joined us in 2011 after completing a Bridge Fellowship with Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA), where he assisted clients on loan servicing and loan modification related matters. Keith’s initial housing work with us focused on foreclosure prevention for lower-income homeowners. Since 2011, Keith has spearheaded the collaborative Anti-Payday Lending Initiative, working with allies and local governments to … Read More

PATRICIA NARCISO, MA, CFRE | DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Patricia joined us in 2019 as Director of Strategic Partnerships, with responsibility for mobilizing community resources to support our mission. She has held executive leadership positions at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, The Health Trust, and Arts Council Silicon Valley, with earlier posts as adjunct faculty at Benedictine University and Santa Clara University. Past experience also includes co-founding a … Read More