Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow, Border Action Team

Chelsea has been with the Florence Project since September 2020 as an Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow, but originally came to the Florence Project in the summer of 2018 as the FIRRP-KBI Binational Program’s Legal Intern.  Chelsea graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law, where she was the first recipient of the Leo Martinez Award for Distinguished Community Service for her work in establishing an annual detention center advocacy trip. Prior to law school, Chelsea spent five years working in various legal settings, focusing on immigration, special education, and landlord-tenant law. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and eating far too much delicious food.  Chelsea draws inspiration from the countless immigration advocates and human rights activists that have come before her, and she is now honored to call them colleagues. Most of all, Chelsea is inspired by the experiences of her grandmother (a Holocaust survivor) and her mother-in-law (a Maya former asylee) as she works to provide similar opportunities for others fleeing persecution.