B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2018
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2022
Salina, LVBH’s Law Fellow, is committed to representing workers across California. A first-generation American and law school graduate, she maintains an unwavering dedication to ending gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Salina approaches education and workers’ rights as a feminist issue and firmly believes the law can be utilized to champion feminist values and transform the conditions in our workplaces that foster sexism and violence.
After attending the University of California, Berkeley, she balanced multiple service jobs to fund her dreams of attending law school while volunteering at the San Mateo County Court Self-Help Center serving pro per litigants and the Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance providing aid to families impacted by war and famine. Salina attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she completed a concentration in Social Justice Lawyering.
Salina served on the Hastings Journal of Gender and the Law as a Senior Staff Editor, created and lead the first ever trauma-informed lawyering training on her campus, and served as a board member for the Women of Color Collective and CARE program to prevent and address sexual violence on campus. She earned a CALI Award in the Hastings Community Advocacy and Outreach Clinic where she collaborated with the Northern California Chapter of the ACLU to provide legal support to low-income families across the Bay Area.
She was the recipient of the John D. Weiss Employee Justice Fellowship Award in 2020, given to law students who demonstrate a commitment to workers’ rights. In 2021 the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association awarded her their Diversity Scholarship based on her demonstrated commitment to Plaintiff’s litigation. Also in 2021, Women Lawyers of Alameda County honored Salina with the Judge Stuart Hing Scholarship for law students advancing women’s rights through the law. Upon graduation from law school, she received the Nancy Stuart Public Interest Award for students dedicated to advancing social justice and closing the access-to-justice gap for marginalized communities.
Outside of work Salina enjoys baking, reading feminist literature, and spending time with her family.