Anna Judson


23 Years Old

California Foster Care System

Anna Judson is a graduating legal studies student with a double minor in public policy and human rights. Throughout her undergraduate career, Anna advocated and provided services to low-income, first-generation, and foster-youth communities, and co-developed the Berkeley Hope Scholar’s “UC Belonging” virtual outreach curriculum which supports foster youth applying to college.

In 2019, Anna served as a case clerk with Davis Wright Tremaine where she conducted legal research and evidence on behalf of the nearly 8,000 foster youth who had experienced abuse, neglect, or mistreatment by the State of Oregon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna interned as a court reporter where she published legal journalistic articles, researched state and local COVID policies, and tracked COVID-19 rates among California prisons. Summer 2022, Anna will work with the National Foster Youth Institute, in coordination with the Berkeley Law Center for Human Rights Fellowship, where she will assist in drafting federal child-welfare policy.

Beginning Fall 2022, Anna will begin her JD at Berkeley Law where she will continue her academic concentration in law and policy.

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2021 Outstanding Young Leaders