Center for Legal Inclusiveness Staff
| Andrea Juarez, Interim Executive Director |
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Andrea Juarez is a former practicing attorney with a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School-Madison. She has been with CLI since September 2010 serving as CLI’s Communications Director.
Ms. Juarez has worked in the area of diversity and inclusiveness, as well as communications, in both her professional and personal endeavors. Prior to pursuing her law degree, she was a diversity recruiter in Austin, Texas and later served as the managing editor of a bilingual publication. In law school, she was an editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. Ms. Juarez also studied at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy researching the rights of third country nationals in the European Union during law school. After graduation, she relocated to Denver to work in a large firm where she practiced employment law. Subsequently, Ms. Juarez worked as a freelance writer and was recognized with a Scribes in Excellence Award from the Colorado Association of Black Journalists.
| Michael Barajas, Program Coordinator |
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Michael Barajas received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Upon graduation, Mr. Barajas worked at the Colorado Court of Appeals as a legal assistant to Justice Rovira and Judge Nieto where he was responsible for editing opinions and managing the court’s website. From this experience, he gained a particular interest in Colorado legal sanctions and procedures. He subsequently worked at the University of Denver (DU) as an assistant to the executive and senior staff in the Office of Alumni Relations. During his tenure at DU, he was a tremendous asset to the team by coordinating operational activities for the office including budgetary, event, and administrative support.