Christine Mafnas

Christine is a native Chamorro from the island of Guahan. She graduated with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Through her studies at UCB, Christine realized that the most important movements to advance civil and human rights in the U.S. occurred through people mobilizing and utilizing the law. Thus, instead of pursuing a PhD, Christine attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and received her J.D. in May 2017.

Christine is committed to social justice and advocating for the marginalized and vulnerable. While in law school, she interned with the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic through Hastings' Center for Gender and Refugee Studies where she worked on gender and domestic violence related asylum issues. This experience led her to a summer internship with the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant where she worked with clients who suffered persecution due to their gender, race, religious views, being members of the LGBTQIA community, and having HIV+ status.

In her free time, Christine enjoys travel, reading, writing, singing, painting, and playing with her cats. She has been unsuccessful in teaching them how to perform tricks.

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctor, 2017

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Ethnic Studies, 2013