California ChangeLawyers

California ChangeLawyers (formerly California Bar Foundation) is a statewide foundation that empowers the next generation of lawyers, judges, & activists.

Annel Monserrat Becerra Rodriguez

Columbia Law

1L Scholar

Scholarship sponsored by WilmerHale

Annel Becerra Rodriguez is a first generation, queer, Mexicana currently attending Columbia Law School. She grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and moved to the Bay Area to attend the University of California, Berkeley. As the oldest in a single parent, mixed status home, immigration and employment issues largely impacted Annel’s lived experience. While completing her studies, she worked with multiple direct legal service organizations and upon graduation she began working as an immigration paralegal at a non-profit. Annel hopes to develop her skills as a legal service provider by engaging in high impact litigation and gaining experience at the Board of Immigration Appeals level. Her goal is to become a strong legal advocate for low income, immigrant communities, and a mentor for queer, Latinx, aspiring legal professionals. 

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