Adriana Rodriguez’s Equal Justice Works Fellowship brought her back to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, where she grew up. During her two years as a Teach for America Corps Member placed at Reagan High School in Houston to teach 9th grade English, she found that many of her students came from low-income families and had witnessed domestic violence in their households. Fueled by a passion for improving outcomes for children, Adriana threw herself into service-oriented public interest law at the University of Texas-Austin School of Law, where she became involved with the School’s William Wayne Justice Center and worked in domestic violence and immigration clinics with low-income clients. She is currently continuing her work practicing family and immigration law with low-income victims of domestic violence and undocumented immigrants at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid in Laredo thanks to the support of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.
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