Featured Lawtina: Alondra Esmeralda Urbina
We love seeing such empowered WOC! Thanks for sharing about you, Alondra! Keep thriving!
Alondra was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. Growing up, Alondra witnessed the disparities in her community and that of the wealthier communities in Los Angeles. As she grew older, she began questioning why her predominantly black and brown community didn’t have the seem resources or “success stories” of her white peers in her middle and high schools in West Los Angeles. Fueled by these questions, Alondra decided to double major in Sociology and Legal Studies at UC Berkeley. During her time at Berkeley, she interned with several legal services nonprofits and that solidified her interest in pursuing law school. She then went straight from Berkeley to Columbia Law School. During her 1L summer, Alondra interned at Safe Passage Project, a nonprofit specializing in representing unaccompanied minors, where she advocated and petitioned for clients in immigration and family court. This upcoming summer, Alondra will be a summer associate at White & Case LLP in their New York office. On campus, Alondra serves as the President of Empowering Women of Color, the Mentorship Chair of the Latinx Law Students Association, a staff editor on the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, and as an Admissions Student Ambassador. She will also be externing at the United Nations in Spring 2020. Alondra is most interested in international law, human rights, immigration law, and refugee law.