Stephany Arzaga graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in May of 2016 with experience in many fields of social justice work. Born and raised in the border town of El Paso, Texas, Stephany discovered her passion for immigrant rights and justice at a young age.
Majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy and World Affairs at Baylor University, she has pursued her passion for immigration justice through internships at organizations like La Raza Centro Legal, the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at GGU, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Legal Services for Children. A member of Social Justice Collaborative staff since Spring of 2015, Stephany has worked on a variety of matters, most notably asylum cases and making appearances in court.
Beyond her work at SJC and studying full time to graduate law school in May, Stephany enjoys sketching with graphite pencil and painting with watercolors and acrylic paint in her free time. She draws inspiration from her work at Social Justice Collaborative in her artistic focus on people.
Stephany’s favorite part about working at SJC is the great dynamic and incredible support system. SJC facilitates a collaborative effort for achieving the best outcome for all clients. For Stephany, the work is rewarding in itself. Helping people feel safe and at home in their new country and working with deserving people to achieve a second chance is a great feeling that makes Stephany proud of her work her at SJC.