Community Fellows

No question is too big or small. Community Fellows can offer perspective on class preparation, outlining, exam preparation, job search, co-curricular activities, social life in Orange County, and life/work balance. The Community Fellows will also host a variety of small gatherings and large events to connect first-year students with the larger campus community.

 Recent Community Fellows

  • Valentina Comar

    (Class of 2025) 
    Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
    Professional Interests: Private sector, either Employment Law or Tort Litigation
    Hobbies: Spend time with family and friends, playing chess, electronic dance music (EDM), and scuba diving
    Co-Curricular: Law Review and Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA)
  • Photo of Isaiah Crosby

    Isaiah Crosby

    (Class of 2024)
    Hometown: Bellflower, CA and Atlanta, GA
    Alma Mater: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Civil Litigation, Federal Prosecution, Real Estate
    Hobbies: Reading, graphic design, and intramural sports
    Co-Curricular: National Black Law Student Association and Admissions Ambassadors
  • Photo of Esther Esho

    Esther Esho

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Highland, CA
    Alma Mater: University of California, Riverside - Political Science, Law and Society
    Professional Interest: Labor and Employment Law, Entertainment Law
    Hobbies: Mixolgy, glass painting, and watching anime
    Co-Curricular: Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Co-President
  • Photo of Claire Foster

    Claire Foster

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Tustin, CA
    Alma Mater: University of Puget Sound - History
    Professional Interest: Big Law, In-House
    Hobbies: Growing tomatoes and taking pottery classes




  • Photo of Yaritza Gruber

    Yaritza Gruber

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
    Alma Mater: University of Oregon
    Hobbies: Hiking the West Coast and pure barre

  • Elizabeth Monroe

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Alma Mater: Coumbia University - Art History, Africian American Studies
    Professional Interests: Art Law, Tech Law, Civil Rights, Reparations
    Hobbies: House plants, board games, antique shopping, and dancing
    Co-Curricular: Student Bar Association (SBA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Equity Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee, OutLaw, and Law Review
  • Photo of Logan Nantais

    Logan Nantais

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Alma Mater: University of Pennsylvania - Anthropology, History
    Professional Interests: International Law, Litigation
    Co-Curricular: JESSUP Competitor; Editor for the Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law; Programming Chair for the International Law Society; Vice President of the Jewish Law Society; and Admissions Ambassador

  • Photo of Grace Palcic

    Grace Palcic

    (Class of 2024)
    Hometown: Olathe, KS
    Alma Mater: Kansas State - Psychology, Political Science
    Professional Interests: Litigation, Labor & Employment, Business Disputes, Big Law
    Hobbies: Beach, hiking, Disney, and crafts 
    Co-Curricular: Law Review; Moot Court Board; Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law; Student Bar Association (SBA); OutLaw; If/When/How; International Law Society; Law Students for Educational Equity (LSEE); Community Legal Aid SSI Clinic Pro Bono project; and California Innocence Project Pro Bono project

  • Photo of Omar Rizk

    Omar Rizk

    (Class of 2024)
    Hometown: Woodinville, WA
    Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles - Politcial Science
    Professional Interests: Tax, Litigation
    Hobbies: Arsenal, boxing, cycling, going to the movies, and trying restaurants
    Co-Curricular: Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Student Association (MESALSA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), and UCI Women's Basketball Team
  • Iviana Villanueva

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: San Diego, CA 
    Alma Mater: University of California, Davis - English and African American Studies 
    Professional Interest: Prosecutor at the District Attorney's Office in Imperial County
    Hobbies: Surfing, cooking/baking, painting, watching anime, video games, working on cars with my family, and weightlifting
  • Photo of Richard Yoo

    Richard Yoo

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
    Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles - Philosophy
    Professional Interest: Labor and Employment Law
  • Photo of Romina Zarbaf

    Romina Zarbaf

    (Class of 2025)
    Hometown: Irvine, CA
    Alma Mater: University of California, Irvine - Criminology, Law and Society
    Professional Interests: Intellectual Property, Corporate Transactions
    Hobbies: Clay-wheel throwing, coffee shop and bakery hunting
    Co-Curricular: Orange County Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) Law Student Rep; UCI Law Admissions Ambassador Board Member; Women's Law Society Communications & Outreach Chair; and Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Student Association (MESALSA) Vice President

Previous Community Fellows