Malea L. Chavez is an attorney with over 15 years of experience in homeless services, housing rights, family law, probate, and public policy advocacy. She most recently served as Deputy Director at Homeless Prenatal Program where she was instrumental in developing agency-wide systems, policies, and procedures.
She is a native San Franciscan born in the Mission District. Her commitment to social justice is expressed through a career working with monolingual Spanish-speakers and low-income communities. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and earned her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law where she was a founding member of the UC Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.
Malea started her legal career at the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and La Raza Centro Legal, providing legal services and eviction defense for small businesses and families being displaced. As a staff attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court, and later as the Managing Attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, she conducted bilingual community based legal clinics with several community-based organizations to provide greater access to the justice system for monolingual Spanish-speakers.
In this role, Malea will have the opportunity to continue her passionate leadership in serving immigrant women and to be able to directly help them access the advocacy and program services they need to improve their lives.