Angelica Leonardo

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Position Title
Student Director/RROC, Retention Coordinator, Volunteer

Unit
Alumni Testimonial


Bio

Program: BRIDGE

Major: Sociology and Women's Studies

Currently: Deputy Public Defender, Humboldt County Public Defender's Office

"My involvement with the SRRC taught me to be skeptical, to ask questions, to challenge ideas and institutions and to fight for things I believe in and to do so in a meaningful and productive manner. This led me to pursue a legal career with the hope to provide holistic representation to underserved clients. While in law school, I utilized the program planning I gained from the SRRC to co-found and organize a pre-law program for incoming first year law students from underrepresented communities. Today, I work as a deputy public defender and represent some of the most marginalized individuals in our society."