Johanna Bankston

Johanna Bankston

Johanna graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley in May 2017, with a bachelors of arts in Latin American Studies and a bachelor of science in Environmental Studies. She received departmental recognition as the Latin American Studies' department's most distinguished graduating scholar of 2017. She was one of the first recipients of the 100K Strong in the Americas scholarship to study abroad at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico in 2014 where she researched racial representation in political campaigns, and where she was in an immersive Spanish language program.

During her time in college, Johanna worked for the political and community affairs departments of the Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento, where she first became interested in immigration issues and where she became passionate about spreading awareness to undocumented communities about legal and other resources available to them. She spent her senior year as a researcher at Berkeley Law's human rights investigation lab, where she used investigative skills to collect and digitally verify video and photographic evidence of human rights abuses in Syria, Morocco, Egypt, and Myanmar.

Her passion for immigration law, international politics, and refugee issues is what led her to work at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. She is excited to work with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life as they bring their cases to our office.


University of California Berkeley, Summa Cum Laude
Latin American Studies B.A.
Environmental Studies B.S.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa national honors society