Gloria is the Director/Managing Attorney of the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Pro Bono Legal Services Program. She oversees eight JDC projects that provide access to justice for over 6,500 people a year, as well as legal services to nonprofits that serve low-income communities. Gloria joined JDC in 2013 as Pro Bono Manager recruiting volunteers, and Supervising Attorney of transactional/business services to nonprofits. She has presented at a nationwide conference about JDC’s innovative ways of engaging professionals to change lives.
Since law school, Gloria has advocated for fairness for all, including refugees fleeing gender persecution, consumers and low-wage workers. Before joining JDC, she was a civil litigator and appellate lawyer for 10 years, including a pro bono case where she successfully fought for the release of a domestic violence survivor who was incarcerated on a life sentence.
A lifelong Californian, Gloria has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and earned her juris doctorate at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.