Verenice Andrade is originally from Mendota, California, a small rural community in the Fresno County. She was the first in her family to graduate college and considers herself a first generation professional. Verenice attended U.C. Berkeley where she was selected as a McNair Scholar and studied the presence of Islamophobia in the Latino immigrant community.
Over the last seven years, Verenice has served as paralegal in California and in Florida. In California, Verenice helped hundreds of Bay Area families receive immigration relief, investigated employment disputes, assisted in class action litigation/motion practice, and provided support in matters of administrative law. In Florida, she served as the litigation paralegal in a Coral Gables firm specializing in ERISA disability matters. As of December 2019, Verenice will join Wolford Wayne LLP where she will help the team represent Bay Area tenants in wrongful eviction actions, tenant harassment, failure to repair, eviction defense and other related landlord tenant disputes.
In 2019, Verenice was appointed as a board member at Jion Academy, a local non-profit that provides educational services to young girls in the Oakland community. She is an active volunteer with the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, a member of Sambaxe Dance Company, and a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor.