Gladys Hernandez Cisneros

UC Davis Law

1L Scholar

Scholarship sponsored by

Sidley Austin Foundation

Gladys Hernandez is a 1L ChangeLawyer at UC Davis School of Law (King Hall.) Among key factors that motivated Gladys to pursue a career in law were witnessing employers who continuously exploited her mother’s health and wages and the lack of opportunities available to her undocumented siblings and seeing how that impacted the course of their lives. Gladys has volunteered at various local and legal organizations providing Spanish interpretation, conducting client interviews, and assisting clients with court forms. Aside from providing her with practical legal experience, her internships also reinforced her dedication towards a career in law. Upon graduating law school, Gladys plans to continue her work in public interest and continue to give back to society’s most vulnerable in a meaningful way.