Charlotte Kamai (Berkeley Law ’21)

Fall 2019 Health & Welfare Clinical Student

Providing support to marginalized community members during some of the most stressful times of their lives, Charlotte navigated even the most difficult conversations with a trauma-informed lens, compassion, humility, and grace. Centering her clients’ experiences, she was interested in big-picture change as well as meeting folks’ immediate needs. Using the public comment-writing skills learned in our clinic, Charlotte co-founded The Hub for Equity and Administrative Representation (HEAR), a student-run project designed to connect students to public interest comment-writing opportunities. Charlotte supported our clients by helping our team write public comments challenging the Trump administration’s public charge rule changes, and also challenging Social Security’s proposed change in its process of reviewing disability cases. Having already accomplished so many great things, we know there is much more Charlotte will achieve after graduating.

– Liam Galbreth, Health & Welfare Clinic

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