Socorro Galindo-Hernandez

Placement: EEOC under Chief Judge Emily MacMillian
Placement Location: Washington, D.C.

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.