Maria Carolina is a second-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. Maria Carolina maintains an active and influential presence in community service projects in law school and beyond, including as Vice President of both the Latinx Law Student Association and the Immigrant Rights Coalition. She will serve as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association in her final year of law school. Maria Carolina has worked in a variety of legal positions for the past five years, including the Juvenile Expungement Help Desk and the National Immigrant Justice Center. She will be a summer fellow with the Frank N. Jerome Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, where she will be working at their criminal justice legal clinics. After graduation she plans to advocate for the rights of marginalized communities and to pursue social justice initiatives in Chicago. The HLSF scholarship will provide Maria Carolina the financial support necessary to continue pursuing her legal education and serving vulnerable communities. HLSF proudly welcomes this future Latina lawyer to its network and the overall community of Latino lawyers.