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The Admissions Office is lucky to partner with amazing students who work with us as Admissions Coordinators, Diversity Representatives, and Admissions Representatives. Get to know a little bit more about some of our current students and recent alums. You can also reach out to our current students with your questions during the academic year.

Meet Paula Garcia-Salazar ’22

March 10, 2021

Paula Garcia-Salazar

Graduation Year

What is your hometown?
Quito, Ecuador/Leesburg,VA

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
City College of New York; Political Science and International Studies

Tell us about your prior work experience
Before law school, I was an Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellow for two years. I also served as a Legal Investigator for the ACLU of NY for two years.

What is your favorite thing to do in New Haven?
Biking around

What is your favorite restaurant in New Haven?
Ninth Square Market Too Caribbean Style

What student groups, journals, and/or clinics have you been involved in?
First Generation Professionals, YLW, Latinx Law Student Association, Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, Civil Rights Project

What has been your favorite class at YLS?
Law and Community Vitality with Professors Monica Bell and Tom Tyler

What are your career aspirations?
I'd like to be a public interest lawyer.

What do you like most about working for the Admissions Office?
Meeting prospective students that are so excited about law school!