As a Tenants’ Rights Practice legal fellow, Alexis advocates on behalf of low-income tenants facing eviction, unlawful rent increases, uninhabitable conditions, and harassment.
Prior to joining Centro Legal, Alexis was an intern for OneJustice, where she worked with attorneys to plan and execute pop-up clinics, bringing legal aid to underserved rural communities in California. While at OneJustice, Alexis co-developed and implemented a human-centered diversity, equity, and inclusion training for attorneys participating in clinics.
While in law school, Alexis participated in the East Bay Community Law Center juvenile justice clinic where she represented youth in juvenile criminal hearings, sealing matters, and education defense. Alexis also worked with a number of nonprofit organizations to respond to the Muslim ban and DACA rescission. Alexis also regularly volunteers at the Compassion Prison Project located at the Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, CA where she teaches classes on compassion, empathy, and self-agency.
Alexis’ broad range of experiences within the legal aid sector has shown her the intersectionality of this work and the importance of collaboration among different practices. She looks forward to protecting the right to safe and affordable housing and helping our clients stay in their homes.
Alexis holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Alexis is a first-generation college graduate, attended community college before completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.