VINUTA NAIK | SENIOR ATTORNEY, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Vinuta joined the Economic Advancement Program team at CLSEPA in September 2019. Prior to joining CLSEPA, she developed an interest in criminal justice and reentry issues by serving in Public Defender offices across the Bay Area. She joined the East Bay Community Law Center’s Clean Slate Practice in 2015. Her work focused on removing collateral consequences and barriers to employment, immigration, housing, and civic participation. She also worked in coalition to pass AB 2138 and AB 2293 to improve occupational licensing and employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. As a clinical instructor and UC Berkeley School of Law lecturer, she trained and supervised law students in their work product, advocacy, and court representation. Vinuta graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2013.