Danielle Garcia

2022 RBG Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Garcia is seeking a dual degree at the UCLA Schools of Law and Public Affairs and has completed her first year of law school in the Critical Race Studies program.  After graduating from college in Seattle, Ms. Garcia spent nine years working for various non-profit organizations dedicated to preventing and addressing homelessness.  She served as a Program Director for Catholic Community Services, Assistant Director for King County Continuum of Care, a consultant to the National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness, Program Manager for Mother Nation, and a Grant Writer and Capacity Builder for the Pacific Island Community Association.

This summer, Ms. Garcia worked as a federal court judicial extern for Judge Fernando Olguin in the Central District and as a research assistant for the CRT Forward project.  She continues to volunteer with Mother Nation while participating in UCLA’s pro bono partnerships with the El Centro Reentry Clinic and Inmate Correspondence Project.  In the fall, she will join the UCLA Law Review and be a teaching assistant with the School of Public Affairs. 

Ms. Garcia is interested in a career that incorporates both her legal and public policy education.  Having moved to Los Angeles where she has family, she is dedicated to serving the Los Angeles community upon graduation.