Socorro Galindo-Hernandez is a first-generation college student at UC Berkeley, majoring in Legal Studies. Before coming to UC Berkeley, I was interested in public service because I understood the need of helping communities flourish and develop. Growing up in Los Angeles, specifically, the Westlake/MacArthur Park area I was able to experience many impactful encounters because of the spread in homelessness and poverty. Currently I intern at the San Francisco Superior Court’s self-help center and it has allowed me to understand law in the public sector. Through this internship I was able to work with low-income communities like my own that need legal assistance. My work in this program has allowed me to recognize that in the future I hope to create resources and establish strong allies to help communities have greater accessibility to the legal system. For that reason, I am excited to be a part of UCDC as this program will help me gain experience to support underrepresented communities through legal assistance and explore my goal to become an attorney.
EEOC under Chief Judge Emily MacMillian