Thania is a second year law student at Santa Clara University with a passion for Public Interest Law and daughter of Salvadoran immigrants. Prior to SJC, Thania graduated from San Francisco State University with a double major in Political Science and Economics. She began to develop an interest in law and social justice during her time as an undergrad. Thania interned with the San Francisco Superior Court for about a year and half – directly with the Commissioner of Child Support for a semester, and then served with JusticeCorps where she interned for the Self-Help Center (ACCESS) to assist self-represented litigants. She also worked for a private immigration law firm in San Francisco where she started off as the receptionist and was later promoted to Legal Secretary. Thania also volunteered with many non-profits 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 that was born and raised in Pittsburg, California.
Her goals for the next few years are to continue working in immigration law and also expand her legal knowledge in other areas of social justice and public interest. She’s also interested in other areas such as family law matters, landlord-tenant/housing issues, employment/worker’s rights issues, and criminal defense. Thania speaks Spanish fluently with a Salvadoran dialect.