Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow (2020-2022)
Christina Alvernaz joined the Equal Justice Society in July 2020 as our 2020-2022 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellow – a fellowship honoring the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench.
The Motley Fellowship is funded by a generous gift from Elizabeth J. Cabraser. EJS established the Fellowship in 2006 to nurture the talents of a new generation of progressive lawyers to transform anti-discrimination law and policy.
Christina recently clerked with Equal Rights Advocates where she pursued Title IX enforcement through legislative and policy work. She also assisted students and workers seeking help with gender discrimination and sexual assault.
Christina received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law and is a member of the California bar. As a 2L, she served as an intake officer at the EEOC office in Oakland, interviewing dozens of individuals regarding workplace discrimination.
As a rising 3L and recipient of the Peggy Browning Fellowship at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Christina researched and drafted legal memos and supported legislative efforts to protect domestic workers, the vast majority of whom are immigrants and women of color.
At Hastings, Christina served as Executive Articles Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and was honored with the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Writing and Research, the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, and a Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Christina received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with Honors, magna cum laude, from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.