Ana Garcia graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2020, with a double specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies. During law school, she was a Comments Editor on the UCLA Law Review, worked as a Graduate Student Researcher for the Institute of Labor and Employment Research, and mentored aspiring law students through the UCLA Law Fellows Program. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jesús Bernal of the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Before law school, Ms. Garcia worked as an organizer and policy advocate at CARECEN. In that role, she managed policy campaigns and advocated for the rights of immigrant workers and their families. During her time there, she helped establish the national campaign to save Temporary Protected Status, helped hundreds of undocumented immigrants apply for and obtain their driver’s license, and managed an emergency response coalition to support unaccompanied minors arriving to the United States.