Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?   I come to work at Root & Rebound so that I can do my part and attempt to mitigate the effects and injustices associated with mass imprisonment. Putting people in cages and releasing them without any help and support does nothing for society. I am here to serve as a resource and prevent the continuation of historical inequities. 

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I come to work at Root & Rebound so that I can do my part and attempt to mitigate the effects and injustices associated with mass imprisonment. Putting people in cages and releasing them without any help and support does nothing for society. I am here to serve as a resource and prevent the continuation of historical inequities. 

Faride Perez

Legal Fellow

Faride is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Before law school, she received her B.A in English and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside. After college, she volunteered as a sexual assault crisis counselor and conducted theatre and empowerment workshops for youth of color. 

As a first-year law student, Faride spent a summer in New Orleans, LA clerking for the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana. In her second year, she externed at the ACLU of Northern California, focusing on the Reproductive Justice policy work. She has also clerked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles where she advised clients in employment discrimination claims and criminal record expungements. During her last year, she worked with the USF Law Employment Law clinic, where she represented workers in wage & hour claims in front of the California Labor commissioner. 

In her spare time, Faride enjoys watching films of the past and present. When not at the movies, she enjoys going on long hikes and seeing nature.  

Contact me at fperez@rootandrebound.org.