Chriselle joined Tahirih in 2019. As a Pro Bono Network Coordinating Attorney with our San Francisco Bay Area office, Chriselle is responsible for oversight and management of the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network, and for providing support across the Network. Prior to joining Tahirih, Chriselle was a Consultant for NEEDeed Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand where she worked with non-profit organizations in developing and implementing strategies to streamline personnel and project management processes. Before that, she worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Thailand where she adjudicated the applications of asylum-seekers from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
While in law school, Chriselle received the Honors Lawyering Program Outstanding Student Award, and the Academic Excellence in Labor and Employment Award for her work representing domestic workers. She also received the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) Raymond Ocampo Scholarship, the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) Nassiri & Jung Foundation Public Interest Scholarship, and the Anthony J. Pagano Dean’s Merit Scholarship. She was the President of the Pilipino American Law Society and the Vice President of the International Law Society.
Chriselle has lived and worked in Southeast Asia where she worked as a refugee lawyer in Thailand, and supported judicial and prosecutorial programs in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
“I am inspired by Tahirih’s commitment to expanding access to justice for women and girls, and I am moved by the courage and resilience of our clients who continue to stand up for equality”
Education: Golden Gate University, JD; Dominican University of California, BA
Languages: Tagalog (Filipino)
Hometown: Novato, California