Alicia Menendez Brennan joined Relman Colfax in 2020 for a two-year term as civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm’s civil rights litigation.
Alicia graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science and in 2020 with an M.A. in Sociology. During college, she was a research assistant for a project examining how American public schools have taught the topic of immigration throughout history. Alicia was a recipient of the Haas Center for Public Service’s Community Based Research Fellowship, in which she partnered with local community organizations: she developed tools to help challenge gentrification/displacement and support housing justice for the local Latinx immigrant community. She also interned for the Enneagram Prison Project, helping to translate their mindfulness teaching materials for the Spanish speaking population in San Quentin State Prison. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society. While completing her M.A., Alicia volunteered as a translator with Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLESPA) to support a young Guatemalan asylum-seeker throughout her legal case.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and singing in the car.