Law Student Ambassadors

Maria Vega

Maria VegaEmail: vega4413@vandals.uidaho.edu
Hometown: Santa Maria, California
College/Undergraduate Institution: University of California Santa Cruz


Biography

Hi! My name is Maria de los Angeles Vega. I am from Santa Maria, California, but I moved to Moscow, Idaho, to pursue my J.D. at the University of Idaho College of Law. I graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a double major in politics and Latin American and Latino Studies. I am the first in my family to graduate from high school and college, and the first even to consider attending law school.

My parents are originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, and I am proud to say I come from a farm working family who has provided me with everything I need to accomplish my goals. I want to be an immigration and criminal defense attorney. My passion is working with the Latino/a community and making the justice system accessible to all. If you have any questions about how to come to law school or how to survive your first year, send me an email and I would be more than happy to chat. Vega4413@vandals.uidaho.edu