Bridget Spencer, Co-Chair
Bridget was raised in Tacoma, Washington by a single mother who emigrated from Mexico. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound where she double majored in Psychology and International Political Economy. Prior to law school she implemented a subsidy for homeless families in Pierce County. At UCLA Law, Bridget has been involved in La Raza, she has contributed to the International Crimes Database through the International Justice Project, and she will represent UCLA Law at the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition. For her 1L summer, she worked at The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking in Los Angeles.
Andrea Del-Carmen Gonzalez, Co-Chair
Andrea made the move from New York to the west coast because of UCLA Law's Critical Race Studies program. She is passionate about racial and social justice. Prior to law school she worked at an immigration law office in Manhattan. She studied international studies at American University, where she received her bachelor's degree. In college, she was a student organizer and a barista at a local coffee shop. Catch her studying (responding to emails) anywhere but the library. She is a proud soon to be #Lawtina!
Mayra Negrete, External Co-Chair
Mayra is a 2L at UCLA Law and is originally from Los Angeles. She is currently a staff member on the UCLA Law Review, volunteers with El Centro's VAWA Clinic, and is doing the Business Law Specialization track. Mayra worked as a law clerk at the California Attorney General's office (downtown Los Angeles) this past summer and was part of the Health Quality Enforcement group there. During college, she worked as a classroom assistant and did some asylum and business visa work during the summers.
Eddie Nadel, Recruitment Chair
Eddie Nadel is a 2L and is the 2018-19 Recruitment Chair for La Raza. Eddie grew up in the Bay Area and went to Williams College where he studied History and pitched on the baseball team. After college, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain and worked for several Fintech start-ups in San Francisco. He hopes to combine his interests in technology and Latin America in his legal career.
Vidaur Durazo, Treasurer
Vidaur "Vida" Durazo is the son Mexican immigrants, and was raised in Oak Park, IL. Vidaur graduated with a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vidaur is interested in community economic development, land use and healthcare law.
Xochitl Chaul, Academic Success Chair
Xochitl Chaul is a first generation college student and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She received her BA in Political Science from USC. Xochitl spent her 1L summer working at Winston & Strawn LLP and is interested in litigation, particularly within the field of intellectual property.
Blanca Trenado, Community Service Chair
Blanca, class of 2020, is a first-generation immigrant from Michoacan, Mexico and a former DREAMer. She is a first-generation college graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis. Before law school, she formed part of the labor movement as a union organizer, union representative, and career counselor for union members. She is currently part of the David J. Epstein Program for Public Interest Law & Policy, Community Service Chair for La Raza Law Students Association, and a Student LEADer for UCLA Women LEAD. She is a recipient of the Mexican American Bar Foundation Scholarship and the Joseph Posner Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Blanca spent her 1L summer at Bet Tzedek with the Homelessness Prevention Project and she plans to pursue a career in labor law.
Adrián Ríos, Inter-org Chair
Adrián Ríos is a 1L and grew up in El Monte, CA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a B.A. in International Relations, and is the first in his family to attend a four-year university immediately after high school. Before coming to UCLA Law, Adrián worked as a litigation paralegal in New York City and as an SEO Law Fellow here in Los Angeles. As both La Raza's Inter-Org Chair and the SBA Diversity Officer, Adrián's goal is to build interconnectedness across minority groups, especially in their efforts to increase diversity in the student body.
Frank Medina, Social Chair
Frank was raised in Miami, Florida. He has a degree in English and Communications from the University of Florida, where he was also an active member of the English Society and the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. In his first law school summer, Frank was an intern with the Homelessness Prevention Project at Public Counsel.