Dalia Nava

2016
Placement:
Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo & San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs
Major:
Political Science

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Dalia migrated to the United States with family at the age of 8 and is currently the first one in the family to attend college. Dalia L. Nava transferred from Pasadena City College to UC Berkeley in fall 2015 and is currently studying Political Science and Chicano Studies. She noticed the way that policy often places people of color and low-income communities at a disadvantage and she hopes to go to law school to advocate for individuals whom are often left to suffer due to these color-blind policies. Work around helping communities is very important to Dalia and she ensures that her work is always beneficial to her community members. In the past Dalia has interned for the Los Angeles City Council and worked for the Humane Society of the United States by providing low-income pet owners with free and accessible veterinary services. She currently works for the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley and is a certified-IRS tax preparer in West Oakland where she provides income tax preparation assistance to low-income individuals while improving client understanding of finances and tax deductions.

Blog

San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs 2016 Fellows
06/09/2016
Summer 2016 has been and will continue to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences thus far. I was given the opportunity to simultaneously work for the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs and for the Office of Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo,...