Spring 2024 Advanced Students



Andrea is majoring in Justice Studies and plans to become a detective. The Record Clearance Project demonstrates that our pasts do not define us. Andrea enjoys going to the gym, attending church, and spending time with family and friends. 


Andreina is a first generation Mexican-American college student from Palm Springs, California. She is scheduled to graduate with a degree in Justice Studies in Summer 2024 and hopes to help the youth in the future. She joined the Record Clearance Project to assist people in paving the way for a brighter future and offering support to rebuild their lives. Andreina understands Spanish.

Asia Asia is a first-generation college student from Pittsburg, California. After  graduating in Spring 2024 with a B.S. in Justice Studies, she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Justice Studies at SJSU. Asia joined RCP to learn legal knowledge to share with her community. Having witnessed the impacts of incarceration on individuals and families, Asia is passionate about helping Black and Brown communities who have been negatively impacted by the justice system. She plans to pursue a career in social work serving people who struggle with substance abuse, and homelessness. She speaks Spanish.

Duarte, born and raised in San José, is a first-generation college student and the son of Mexican-Portuguese immigrants. He is majoring in Justice Studies with a concentration in Criminology, and a minor in Psychology. Duarte joined the Record Clearance Project, to better understand the paradox of the justice system in underrepresented and under-resourced communities. Working with RCP led him to decide to attend law school. He speaks Spanish and understands basic Portuguese.

Emilee Emilee was born in Indiana and spent most of her childhood in Kentucky before moving to the Bay Area. Emilee joined the Record Clearance Project in Fall 2023 and is passionate about helping and educating those who have been lost in the criminal justice system.

Esteban is a first generation Mexican-American and is the first in his family to attend college. Esteban studied civil engineering at community college where he joined the non-profit SHARE Institute that aids women and children around the world. Sparking a change in career path, he switched his major to criminology with the hopes to continue to help people. Esteban plans to attend law school and become a professor. 


Hope is a first-generation college student from Stockton, majoring in Justice Studies with a focus on Criminology. She will be graduating in Spring 2024 at 19 and will be the first in her family to attend law school. Hope joined the RCP to gain experience in the legal field and is grateful for the opportunity to help others find their second chance at life. She is bilingual in Spanish & English.

Jose Jose was born in Salinas and grew up in Fresno. He is a first generation college student majoring in Justice Studies Criminology. After his graduation in Spring 2025, he plans to either attend law school, gain experience as a legal assistant, or work with the city of San Jose. Jose joined the RCP because of his interest in law and government and how they disproportionately affected communities in recent history. As such, he believes that the RCP is an important first step in changing the lives of those turned away from assistance. Jose is proficient in Spanish and French.

Liz was born in San José and raised in Sunnyvale, California. She is a first-generation college student, who transferred from West Valley College and is majoring in Justice Studies with a minor in Forensic Studies. She is bilingual in Spanish. Liz's interest in the Record Clearance Project stems from experiences she has had with the criminal justice system and expungement growing up. Liz found working with the RCP to give people access to resources offering them a second chance was very impactful. After graduating, she will commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. 


Mary is a first generation college student born and raised in San Jose. She is currently a senior at San Jose State University majoring in Justice Studies and will graduate in May 2024. The Record Clearance Project has given her the motivation to continue helping her community and move forward in a career path in social work. 


Mia is a senior graduating with a degree in Justice Studies. Seeing the under-representation and discrimination towards economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in her hometown of Stockton and in the justice system has motivated her to work for change. Mia plans to attend graduate school to earn a masters degree in forensic psychology.


Monica is a first-generation college student from Millbrae. She is a Justice Studies major with a Forensic Studies minor. She is grateful for the opportunity to help change people’s lives. She plans to attend law school after she graduates. Monica speaks Cantonese. 


Monte is a Justice Studies major with a minor in forensic science. Driven by a desire to advocate for systemic change, Monte is thinking about joining the U.S. Marshals or going to law school to make a deeper impact on needed legal reforms. Regardless of his path, Monte is dedicated to empowering individuals and paving a brighter future within the justice system.


Prajwal is a senior majoring in Justice Studies with a focus in Forensics. Prajwal is fluent in Punjabi and has interned for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office in 2020. After graduating, Prajwal plans to join a local law enforcement agency and eventually pursue a career in federal law enforcement. 


Sam was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. As a senior majoring in Justice Studies and minoring in Forensic Science, she is dedicated to making an impact in the lives of others. Her passion for extending help to those and searching for justice in the law has stemmed from having a compassionate and loving family. She is interested in law school. She understands Spanish. 


Serina grew up in Sunnyvale and transferred to SJSU from Mission College with an Associates degree in Administration of Justice. In Spring of 2024, she will graduate with a major in Justice Studies. Working with the Records Clearance Project has inspired Serina to help people whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. She speaks Spanish.


Sonia was born and raised in Fremont. She switched to Justice Studies in Fall 2021 and will graduate in Spring 2024. Sonia joined RCP intending to learn more about record clearance and help clients change their lives. Sonia volunteers with the nonprofit grassroots organization Jakara Movement, which supports Punjabi Sikhs via education, organization, and empowerment. She plans to go to law school after graduating. Sonia understands Punjabi.