Lina is an Associate at the Law Office of Emily Doskow. Prior to joining the practice, she was the Director of Campus & Community Programs at If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. In that role, she trained and mentored hundreds of law students from across the country to be thoughtful and strategic organizers for reproductive justice, and she guided If/When/How’s racial justice work by leading the Supporting and Centering People of Color Initiative.
Previously, she was a Death Penalty Clerk and a Graduate Law Clerk at the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender. During law school, Lina clerked at the Marin County Public Defender and the Neighborhood Justice Center, a nonprofit community defense office in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also clerked at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, where she helped develop a statewide system to ensure that pregnant and parenting women had access to mental health and chemical dependency treatment programs.
Lina is committed to using her legal training and lived experience as a Queer Woman of Color to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression and to uplift the voices and experiences of those most marginalized. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Lina graduated magna cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in African American Studies and received her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Lina and her wife Nerissa live in East Oakland with their two dogs: a Schnoodle named Evita Perro and a Standard Poodle named Langston Hughes(ton).