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Bianca Sierra

Bianca Sierra has worked at Centro Legal de la Raza, legal services non-profit, since 2008 and was named Executive Director in April of 2009.  Bianca holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.  In law school, Bianca participated in the education, immigration, and civil rights legal clinics and interned at two Bay Area legal service non-profit agencies, Public Advocates and La Raza Centro Legal.  In addition, she served as co-chair of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association.  Prior to joining Centro Legal de la Raza, Bianca worked as a corporate associate, first at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and then at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.  Although her practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financings, Bianca remained committed to social justice issues.  Her pro bono work included obtaining asylum in the United States for a Tibetan monk and advising a non-profit organization that provides micro-enterprise grants to women in Africa.  Bianca is a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Northern California.