Jenifer Lopez is a first-generation, low-income, undocumented student, studying legal studies. Growing up in a farm-working, immigrant household has allowed her to see the hardships and hurdles undocumented immigrants face the second they come to this country, in hopes of attaining a better life. As someone who has gone through the immigration system, which has prompted her to pursue a career in immigration law. Jenifer's activism and community organizing started in 2016, when she joined a local non-profit, CAUSE. Here she was exposed to the most pressing issues her community has faced, such as housing affordability, environmental issues, and youth violence. She has been involved with the census, both in Berkeley and her hometown, Santa Maria, as well as with the ASUC. She has also currently interned for the City of Richmond Rent Program. This summer, Jenifer hopes to intern for immigration non-profits where she will be able to learn more about the immigration system and ways to improve it.
Major(s): Legal Studies