This November we are highlighting Native Bruin, Angelo Isaac Sandoval (Apache/Dine) Class of 2009.
Angelo Isaac Sandoval is a staff attorney and clinical supervisor with the Clean Slate Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center through UC Berkeley’s School of Law. He leads the work to end the criminalization of poverty, advocates for the homeless, and helps people start their lives over.
He served Senator Denise Ducheny as a legislative aide, advising the senator on issues related to higher education, California/Mexico relations, and Native American/tribal gaming. He served District Court Chief Judge Phyllis Hamilton, where he advised regarding evidentiary hearings, drug court proceedings, and Pro Se motions from incarcerated individuals lacking legal representation. In addition, he served with The Greenlining Institute, where he advocated against barriers to employment for criminalized communities of color. He served as senior organizer and legal advocate at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, where he fought for the rights of the unsheltered and for black mothers who lost children to police violence.
Angelo was born in San Francisco. As the first in his family to graduate from high school, Angelo studied political science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a focus on political theory and American government. He completed his master’s degree in public affairs at Princeton University with an emphasis on domestic policy. He received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law, where he pursued a concentration in social justice. He is father to five-year-old Josephine and a science fiction nerd.
“My time at UCLA enabled me to create deep relationships and grow and as a leader and advocate for my community.”