Isabelle Gonzalez Roy is a Senior Legal Assistant in the San Diego office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
In the fall semester of her junior year, Isabelle lived in Jordan and focused on the studies of refugees, health, and humanitarian action. While in Jordan, she researched about the perspective of Jordanian college students regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
During the following semester, Isabelle lived in Rwanda and focused on the study of post-genocide restoration and peacebuilding, using the Rwandan genocide as a case study. While in Rwanda, she interned at the Legal Aid Forum. There, she researched about alternative measures to incarceration and assisted in the production of educational videos meant to enhance and ensure an equal access to justice in the country.
Isabelle also spent a summer working at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia assisting a juvenile attorney with the investigational aspect of several cases. Seeing the detrimental effects that race, social, and economic class can have on people’s access to justice both at UVA and abroad have increased Isabelle’s passion for the law and human rights.
Isabelle hopes to attend law school in the future.
- B.A., University of Virginia, 2018