Selene Estrada-Villela

2021 Public Interest Grant Recipient

Selene Estrada-Villela is entering her third year at Loyola Law School. In 2015, Selene graduated from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs with a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare. Prior to this, Selene received a B.A. in International Development and Sociology also from UCLA in 2013. During the past five years, Selene has worked with children of all ages who are victims of abuse and neglect. She continues to work as a social worker with child protective services while attending Loyola’s evening program.

This Summer, Selene will work with Public Counsel’s Pro Per Guardianship Clinic as a part of the Children’s Rights Project (CRP). As a Fran Kandel Fellow, Selene will create a toolkit designed to benefit parents who must navigate the probate court system without legal representation. Selene hopes that this project will assist parents to know about their rights and the pro per process through which they can efficiently and effectively access legal information about guardianship.