Chaiquis has always had a passion for law. She entered the legal field in order to help better serve her hometown of Oakland, California. Chaiquis previously worked for a law firm specializing in public utility regulation and business litigation, at which she grew her passion for legal work. However, she wanted to feel more connected to her roots and help people in her neighborhood. Growing up in the heart of East-Oakland, she knew she had to become a voice for her community. Chaiquis hopes to be a role model to youth, and show them that if she can further her education and practice law, they can as well. After various internships throughout the legal field, Chaiquis decided to join EBCLC in order to help advocate for and remove barriers for people in her community.