S A L U D O S H I S P A N O S The youngest of eleven children raised by immigrants from Mexico, Nanette Diaz Barragán beat the odds and put herself through UCLA and USC Law School. She has had a varied legal and political career. She has worked for Latham & Watkins, LLP, considered one of the most prestigious and profitable law firms in the world. After Hurricane Katrina, Barragán provided pro bono assistance concerning insurance claims to victims of the hurricane. She also worked for AlvaradoSmith APC, one of the largest minoity-owned law firms in California. Her political career began during the Clinton Administration where she worked in the Office of Public Liaison conducting outreach to African American constituents. In 2012 during the Obama campaign, the advocate recruited lawyers from around the country to ensure voters rights were preserved in Florida. And, in 2013, she successfully ran for the Hermosa Beach City Council, where she led the fight against Big Oil in the Los Angeles beach towns. Rep. Barragán currently serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and Natural Resources Committee. She also chairs two environmental tasks force for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Progressive Caucus. As a Congresswoman, she takes pride in making a difference, advocating for her community and her constituents. About the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Founded in 1968 when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, CLEO has produced more than 10,000 alumni who have excelled in every area of the legal profession to include judges, corporate attorneys, law school deans and professors, practitioners, politicians, and more. Although best known for its Six-Week Summer Institute “boot camp,” CLEO provides services to high school, college, post graduate, and law school students, which include mentoring, placement assistance, academic counseling and support, and bar preparation orientation. The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is a registered 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. For more information about CLEO, Inc. and its programs, please visit: http://cleoinc.org/cleoprograms/.