Eliana Machefsky (Berkeley Law ’21)

Fall 2019 Education Defense & Justice for Youth Clinical Student

Eliana was a skilled advocate in court and also brought a level of emotional intelligence to her work that enabled her to forge true connections with her young clients. I can recall one ride home from court with her teenage client – listening to KMEL – and her client’s look of shock when Eliana, singing along, also knew the words to the song on the radio. It was this combination of qualities that Eliana embodies – both intellect and heart – that made her stand out as someone who will never lose her sense of self, no matter where her legal career takes her.

– Cancion Sotoronsen, Education Defense & Justice for Youth Clinic

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