Sonja Tonnesen, a rising 3L at UC Berkeley School of Law, and Pedro Hernandez, a rising 2L at UC Hastings College of the Law, started their EJS summer clerkships this week.
Sonja was the 2011 Coblentz Civil Rights Research Fellow at Berkeley Law’s Henderson Center for Social Justice; she also received two public interest fellowships for her work at EJS. She served as Article Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and Development Editor of the California Law Review. Next year, she will serve as Berkeley Law’s student body president. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in the Urban Studies Program, with a Minor in African Studies, from the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Pedro served as 1L Representative for both the Associated Students of UC Hastings and the La Raza Law Student Association at Hastings. Prior to law school, he was a Legal Assistant at Public Advocates, a Paralegal at Considine, Sorensen & Trujillo, and a Research Assistant in the UC Davis Chicano Studies Department. He received his B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in American Studies from UC Davis.