Angélica Salceda is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where she focuses on economic justice, immigrants’ rights, and civil rights and civil liberties enforcement in the Central Valley.
Prior to joining the ACLU as a staff attorney, Angélica was an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Fenwick & West. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Angélica led a project to identify and remove educational barriers impacting pregnant and parenting students in California’s Central Valley. As a result of her report, the California Legislature passed and approved Assembly Bill 302 to ensure that lactating students in K-12 schools have access to a private, secure place to breastfeed or express milk during school hours.
Angélica is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, where she participated in the International Human Rights Clinic on a project focused on the human right to water in California. While in law school, Angélica served as the UC Berkeley School of Law student body president, External Vice President of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, and President of the University of California Student Association. In those positions, she advocated for accessible, affordable, and quality education for students throughout the UC system. She also interned with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, and worked on issues impacting disadvantaged unincorporated communities with CRLA’s Community Equity Initiative project.
Before law school, Angélica was a 2007-2008 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow and was then hired as a legislative aid in the California Assembly. There, she worked on a number of policy issues, including environmental justice and immigrants’ rights.