Christina Rodriguez Manalo is an associate attorney in JML Law’s Employment Law department.
Christina earned her B.A. in English from the University of California – Irvine, where she graduated Cum Laude. She also studied Spanish art and literature in Madrid while a student in the Hispanic Studies Program at Universidad Carlos III.
Christina earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. While at UCLA School of Law, Christina was a student in the Critical Race Studies Program and the Articles Director of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. During law school, she spent her first summer as a judicial extern for the Honorable S. James Otero in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Christina spent her second summer as a CELA Employee Justice Fellow for JML Law, where she worked primarily in employment discrimination.
Prior to joining JML Law, Christina was a Law Fellow at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in the Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program. At the LAS-ELC, Christina worked on individual and class wage and hour cases involving caregivers, domestic workers, and custodial workers. She has also represented workers before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Christina was also a Conflict Resolution Specialist at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, where she negotiated wage settlements between contractors and undocumented day laborers.
Christina enjoys traveling, hiking, and jazz.