Natalie Garnica (Gar-KNEE-ka, and yes it is Spanish) grew up in Fillmore, California. She graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and several unfinished minors – Spanish, History, and Education – because she couldn’t commit to a second-favorite subject. Natalie is very excited to put her cocktail-waitress skills to use planning PILF’s 2016 Auction with her fellow Auction Chairs.
While at Loyola, Natalie has worked as a law clerk at Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger, and at Public Counsel in their Opportunity Under Law Project. She spent her 3L summer in Sacramento as a Law and Policy Fellow at the California Energy Commission. She hopes to devote her legal career to public interest issues such as environmental justice, poverty alleviation, and education.
After 7 years in L.A., Natalie is counting down the days until she has a yard big enough for a small flock of chickens, a German-Shepherd, and a compost heap. (It remains to be seen whether her boyfriend, Kyle, and their cat, Obi-Wan, will support the chickens and compost heap.) Until then, she keeps her inner country-mouse alive by riding horses at the Paddock Riding Club.
Feel free to ask Natalie how training for the Disneyland Half-Marathon is going every time you see her walking around campus with a bag of sour-worms.