Maria Gabriela Guerra

Legal Fellow

Maria Guerra focuses on housing related issues, including non-minor dependent housing placement, transitional housing, and homelessness prevention advocacy. Prior to law school, Maria worked as a grants coordinator at the Downtown Women’s Center, the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women formerly homeless or experiencing homelessness. Maria’s experience there researching housing policy and program issues inspired her to go to law school to seek systemic solutions to homelessness. During law school Maria externed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, and worked at the Berkeley Policy Clinic where she researched homeless encampment issues impacting Oakland. Maria also worked as a Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley’s Rhetoric department, looking at legal doctrine through a law and humanities perspective, and is interested in the ethical use of new technology in judicial decisions in criminal cases. Maria received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and B.A. from UC Berkeley, majoring in Rhetoric and Italian Studies.

Education:

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

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