Annel Becerra is a paralegal supervisor at Social Justice Collaborative. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, Annel is a proud immigrant. After immigrating from Mexico, Annel spent her childhood in Santa Barbara where she was faced with a lack of diversity, and therefore limited resources for immigrants and people of color.
Annel began working at SJC as a work-study student in June of 2015, and later as a Paralegal upon graduating from UC Berkeley. Annel became involved with SJC because of her passion to empower immigrant communities. While at UC Berkeley, Annel majored in Legal Studies and Chicano Studies, and was involved with a host of programs that provided support to immigrants in the Oakland area. She taught ESL and citizenship classes and volunteered with employment and housing clinics. She also worked with the Youth Empowerment Program, a group of students who created lesson plans and visited a local detention center for undocumented youth.
Outside of her work at SJC, Annel loves to backpack and plans to hike the Pacific Coast Trail before attending law school.