Cecilia Wolfcale

Job title: 
Class of 2024
2023 Washington Fellowship - Spring
Placement: Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia
Placement Location: Washington, D.C.

Cecilia Wolfcale is a third-year student at UC Berkeley from Castro Valley, California studying legal studies and sociology. She plans to go to law school after completing her undergraduate experience at Cal and has career interests in criminal, civil, and constitutional law. Cecilia currently serves as the Intern Manager for the Incarcerated Scholars Program through Berkeley Underground Scholars. She has worked with the Incarcerated Scholars Program for nearly two years, corresponding through the mail with incarcerated people throughout the country with the goal of supporting them in their pursuit of higher education. Interested in promoting a fair criminal justice system, she has reviewed wrongful conviction cases with Phillips Black, a public interest non-profit law firm, and she has created a self-help family law resource binder for incarcerated people with the Judicial Council of California. She also operates as a member of the Committee on Student Conduct at UC Berkeley, in which she participates in student conduct hearings and upholds the Code of Student Conduct. This spring, Cecilia will be interning with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia as part of their Criminal Law Internship Program. She will be working with an investigative team to provide high quality legal representation to indigent defendants.