DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Understanding first hand what it means to be an immigrant in the United States, Luis Angel has committed his life to empowering immigrant communities in their struggle for human rights and dignity.
Luis Angel joined Pangea in September 2015. For two years during law school, Luis Angel defended immigrants facing deportation as part of NYU's Immigrant Rights Clinic and the Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic. He also served as an articles editor of the NYU Law Review. In his last year of law school, Luis Angel challenged the inhumane, no-bond immigration detention system before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During his law school summers, Luis Angel interned with the Bronx Defenders in New York City and the ACLU in San Francisco, working on immigrant justice projects.
Prior to law school, Luis Angel was active in the immigrant rights movement, where he helped organize various protests against the deportations taking place in the Bay Area and across the country. In an effort to understand his own migration history, his undergraduate studies focused on the U.S. displacement of campesinos from the countryside of Mexico. Graduating with honors, Luis Angel attended the University of California, Berkeley ('10), where he received his bachelor's in Political Economy and Political Science. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law ('15) as a Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholar.
Luis Angel is licensed to practice law in California. He speaks English and Spanish.