Christina Gonzalez

Legal Director, National Standards, and Staff Counsel
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Christina Gonzalez

Christina is a lawyer and passionate supporter of promoting access to justice in its many forms. Prior to joining the Council, Christina worked at a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles specializing in housing rights. In this role, she represented low-income tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) actions, including jury trials, and helped tenants stay in their homes and stand up to slumlords.

Originally planning to become a marine biologist, Christina graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. degree in biology and a minor in women studies—as she is also passionate about promoting gender equality around the globe.

After working for Planned Parenthood for two years after graduation, Christina decided to attend law school to gain the knowledge and training necessary to become an advocate for those who have historically been denied access to legal representation. This is why she chose to attend Peoples College of Law, a small law school in Los Angeles whose mission it is to “bring legal resources to under-represented communities and to train legal advocates dedicated to securing progressive social change and justice in society.” Christina graduated from Peoples College of Law with a J.D.

A proud southern California native, Christina loves sunshine and the ocean and visits her family and friends in the Golden State as often as possible. She enjoys being outdoors (when the weather is cooperating) and yoga to keep her grounded. She also loves to travel; her most recent voyage was to the beautiful country of Mexico. Another fun fact: Christina is a twin.

Contact Christina about the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® accreditation program.