Carla Lopez (she/her) is the LGBTQ+ Program Manager at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA). At CRLA, she represents low-income LGBTQ+ individuals across rural California on immigration, labor & employment, education, and identity correction matters. Carla also provides technical assistance and LGBTQ+ cultural competency/humility trainings to legal service providers. Carla is a member of the California State Bar and is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. In her spare time, Carla can be found cuddling her two dogs, listening to true crime podcasts, and making unnecessary trips to Target with her partner.
Trauma-Informed Practice: A Holistic Approach to Working with Vulnerable Communities and Meeting the Individual Needs of the Client