IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS GROUP
As an Immigration Pro Bono Legal Assistant at Centro Legal, Patricia works closely with clients who have been victims of crime in the U.S. Patricia also provides assistance to attorneys by supporting mental health evaluations that would allow the clients to demonstrate that the severity of the past harm (to establish persecution) and to illustrate how being forced to return would affect the clients (to establish other serious harm or future persecution). Patricia is also the Volunteer Interpreter Coordinator providing interpreters to the immigration clinics with partnering San Francisco law firms.
Patricia graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Chicana studies, Spanish and Labor and Workplace studies. Patricia is an alumni of the Youth Law Academy at Centro Legal.