Evelina Nava

  • Lecturer

Evelina has represented low-income Bay Area tenants since she graduated from Berkeley Law in 2015. While in law school, Evelina interned with East Bay Community Law Center’s Housing Practice, Communities for a Better Environment, Bay Area Legal Aid’s public benefits and housing programs, and Public Advocates’ metro equity team.

Prior to joining EBCLC, Evelina practiced eviction defense as a staff attorney at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose. Evelina has also served tenants with landlord/tenant and fair housing matters while at Project Sentinel, and she initiated an Equal Justice Works (EJW) habitability project at Tenants Together. As an EJW fellow, Evelina launched a tenants’ rights clinic in San Jose, coordinated legal clinics in Concord and Richmond, offered brief legal services and representation to low-income tenants, and collaborated with the Silicon Valley Renters’ Rights Coalition to advocate for stronger tenant protections.

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (2015)
B.A., Rhetoric and French, University of California, Berkeley (2005)