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Q: where do a coffee geek and sax player both hang out?

A: In the OneJustice office!

Welcome to some new faces on our team.

Welcome to our newest team members, Wendy Lau and Stephanie Hernandez

We’re excited to introduce you all to some new members of the OneJustice team!  Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Wendy Lau, our new Executive & Operations Assistant, and Stephanie Hernandez, our new Development & Communications Assistant.  We’re pretty nosy here with new staff, so we forced them to sit down and answer a series of questions to satisfy our curiosity and yours.

Read on and get to know them a little better!

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So Wendy, tell us what drew you to the work of OneJustice?

Welcome Wendy Lau!

Wendy is our new resident coffee geek!

I was interested in OneJustice’s unique role in supporting a large network of legal nonprofits to create mutual benefits for both nonprofit legal organizations and Californians who need legal help. It is fascinating to see the collaborative efforts of many stakeholders in bringing positive social change.

And what are your primary responsibilities at OneJustice – and what do you hope to achieve?

I will be providing support to Julia Wilson, our executive director, and to the Board of Directors, as well as assisting with office operations. I hope to help the organization run smoothly and efficiently through back-end support so that our entire team can better fulfill OneJustice’s mission.

What did you do before coming to OneJustice?

I worked various administrative positions in the past and interned at the environmental nonprofit Earthjustice, where I grew interested in nonprofit work. Most recently, I was traveling and teaching English abroad in Japan.

And tell us something quirky about you!

I am a coffee geek who cringes at the sight of instant coffee and poorly steamed milk. I enjoy trying different specialty coffees, experimenting with my coffee gadgets, and working on art at local cafes.

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And Stephanie, could you tell us why you decided to work at OneJustice?

Welcome Stephanie Hernandez

Stephanie is sure to win the next OneJustice staff talent contest!

I was inspired by OneJustice’s work and its ability to connect legal services organizations with law firms to provide assistance to low-income and impoverished people. As someone who has received this kind of help, I know the difference one hour of help can make for a family. I am passionate about leveraging an organization’s intellect and experience to draw attention to key issues and creating long-lasting support.

Tell us a little more about your position and your big picture goals for the work?

I will be responsible for providing support to the Development and Communications team in variety of areas, from our yearly event Opening Doors to Justice to developing relationships with key audiences in our digital and print media and through our social media channels. I hope to raise awareness and solidify new relationships with clients, legal services nonprofits, and legal firms.

What did you do before coming to OneJustice?

After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, I worked closely with several environmental nonprofits in providing development and communications support. Most recently, I have worked in a competitive tech public relations firm building engagement and recognition between start-ups, the tech world, and the media world.

And what else should the OneJustice network know about you?

I love music and considered pursuing it when I was younger. I have played saxophone (alto & tenor) for the past 8 years, primarily doing improv jazz and rock, and I also enjoy playing the ukulele and singing. My goal is to have the capability of playing both wind and string instruments.

Thank you so much, Wendy and Stephanie – and a very warm welcome to the OneJustice team!

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