Rosa Angelica Tovar
sponsored by WilmerHale
Rosa is the daughter of Salvadoran and Mexican immigrants, both of whom fueled her interest in immigration rights and community work. She graduated with honors from UCLA and then spent a few years working as a paralegal for Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a public interest organization that helps vulnerable immigration populations, including unaccompanied minors and adults in detention who suffer from mental illness. Rosa has also volunteered at other organizations, such as LA for Choice, and she was a lead organizer for the Gay Outdoors Los Angeles, a hiking group that created a safe space for queer hikers looking to connect with nature. After law school, Rosa plans on continuing to help immigrants and would like to use her identity as a queer Latina to inform her advocacy of LGBTQ-identifying individuals. Rosa is pursuing her JD as a ChangeLawyer at UC Hastings College of the Law.