Thania is a second year law student at Santa Clara University with a passion for Public Interest Law. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2014 with a double major in Political Science and Economics, and has been working with the Bay Area’s Latino community since she began her studies in 2010. Thania has volunteered with many non-profit and public interest programs throughout her educational career, such as La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco and Americorps. Thania is a first generation college graduate and law student. Her parents immigrated from El Salvador and she was born and raised in Pittsburg, CA. Thania began to develop an interest in Law and Social Justice during her studies at SFSU. She hopes to become a licensed attorney and focus on public interest related areas so that she may help Latinos in the Contra Costa and East Bay communities.