Monica Ortiz will be a third year this year at UC Berkeley pursuing a Sociology major with an intended minor in Global Poverty and Practice. Growing up in Richmond, she has become more exposed to the kind of help her community needs, including legal advice and support. She have taken it upon herself to one day provide this kind of support for her community, in order for her city to depart from the negative labels. During this internship at Social Justice Collaborative, she hopes to help in anyway possible and earn experience to some day follow her dreams of becoming an immigration lawyer in order to help as many families as she can with life changing experiences. Monica volunteered during the summer of 2015.