Ana Laurel

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Service location Edinburg, Texas
  • Law school Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Project

Ana’s project will employ a holistic approach to address ongoing housing and economic needs from Hurricane Harvey and other disasters faced by low-income clients living in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Though disasters provide opportunities for equitable recovery, vulnerable populations served by TRLA and this project are rarely given a seat at the table, even if their livelihoods and futures depend on the decisions made there. Ana’s goal is to ensure their needs are addressed and their voices are heard.

Ana holds a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2019). During law school, Ana worked at TRLA as an Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow and in her University’s Indian Legal Clinic, where she represented tribes and tribal members and served on the Clinic’s Native Vote protection team during the 2018 election.

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