Monthly Archives: May 2011

BLF names new Phoenix Fellows

Congratulations to BLF’s newest Phoenix Fellows, who will be starting as 1L students at Berkeley Law this August!

Alejandro Francisco Delgado earned M.Phil and M.A. degrees in History from Yale University and a B.A. from Colgate University.  He organized academic, service, and hotel workers with UNITE-HERE in and beyond New Haven, Connecticut, and more recently worked with Proyecto Defensa Laboral in Austin, Texas, providing legal assistance to undocumented construction workers.  Alejandro is interested in working in legal aid, impact litigation, community outreach, and policy advocacy.

Maria Sofia Corona Gomez earned an M.A. in History from the University of Texas and a B.A. from California State University, Fresno.  She has worked at California Rural Legal Assistance as a community worker since 2009, and has coordinated union campaigns and immigrant rights coalitions.  Sofia is deeply committed to unincorporated communities in the Central Valley.