Monica Valencia is 1 of 10 students chosen to participate in the Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project
April 6, 2015
Monica Valencia is a Leader in the Community
February 9, 2018
Supporting the LGBTQ Law Student Community in the Bay Area
July 30, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 5pm-7pm
Virtual Zoom Event
Creating a space to chat about your summer classes, internship, associate/clerk gigs, and unwind in an inclusive, LGBTQI-friendly space! Our conversation will kick off with a discussion with non-profit, government, and BigLaw practicing attorneys about how law students can maximize their work experiences while in school.
Please join us and make sure to Register Here to receive the Zoom link!
Monica Valencia, Immigrants' Rights Supervising Attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza.
Monica Valencia is a Los Angeles native born to immigrant parents from Mexico and identifies as LGBTQ. Prior to attending college, Monica served her country for six years in the U.S. Air Force with station appointments in the U.S., South Korea, and Germany. After returning home to California with an honorable discharge, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Rights at the University of Southern California. Monica received several academic awards and fellowships, including the McNair Scholarship, Mellon Mays Fellowship and graduated magna cum laude with one of the highest honors; the Order of the Laurel and the Palm. Monica went on to receive her juris doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law with a public interest law specialty and was the recipient of the “Pursuit of Justice” award at her graduation. During law school, Monica founded the non-profit, Dreamer Fund, which assists undocumented students in attending law school with a specialized lens in education equity. She is currently the co-executive director of the Dreamer Fund and she hopes to continue focusing on movement building with the undocumented community through policy work, fundraising, community engagement, and grassroots collaborations. Monica is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of law and a Commissioner for the City of Modesto. In her spare time, she loves to travel, adventure, paint, write poetry and is deeply passionate about street photography.