Gloria Yi

Gloria joined EBCLC’s Education Advocacy Clinic in late 2020 as a staff attorney and clinical supervisor. Prior to joining EBCLC, she was an Education Rights Law Fellow at Public Counsel in Los Angeles. She looks forward to continue serving young people facing school pushout by providing direct services and advancing related policy.

Why do you do what you do? 

I want to contribute to the movement promoting education equity in our country.

What drew you to EBCLC? 

I was drawn to EBCLC’s direct services and student clinic model that offers a unique way by which to serve clients while training the next generation of social justice attorneys.

Favorite Quote: 

If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask them anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

I practice wellness by…

…devoting uninterrupted time to playing with and pampering my puppy, Dobby.

The best piece of advice I have given or has been given to is…

Life does not abide by even the best-laid plans — don’t compromise your present for an unknowable future.