Blanca Chavez is a Los Angeles native and first-generation college graduate. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Sociology with a minor in Gender Studies. Subsequently, she received her law degree from Southwestern Law School.
While at Southwestern Law School, Ms. Chavez focused on developing her writing and oral skills through various activities. She was an oralist in the Moot Court Honors Program, a staffer in the Southwestern Law Review, and a senior writing fellow in the school’s writing center. Additionally, she honed those skills while interning for the Professional Standards Division of the City of Los Angeles Fire Department and while externing for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson in the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Ms. Chavez enjoys giving back to her community, especially through mentorship. Including being active in the Latino Law Student Association throughout her time in law school. She was active in the club’s mentorship program as well as co-president during her second year of law school. Being raised by working class immigrants she sees the tremendous value in uplifting those around her. This upbringing also instilled in her the values of treating everyone as an equal and protecting those who are not being treated as such.
In her free time, Ms. Chavez enjoys cooking, watching sports and spending time with loved ones.