"I would encourage all law students to take advantage of the rich clinical opportunities at Texas Law. The clients will teach you, inspire you, and remind you exactly why you went to law school; and the professors are top-rate attorneys who will become lifelong mentors."
Parisa is currently Community Impact Manager for Google Fiber, managing the company's partnerships and strategies aimed at bridging the digital divide in Austin. Immediately after graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. She then spent four years at Public Advocates Inc. in San Francisco, first as Equal Justice Works Fellow and then as Staff Attorney. There she led the organization's Climate Justice strategy -- utilizing California's climate change laws to increase affordable housing and public transportation for low-income households in the Bay Area. Parisa, a native of Iran, grew up in Austin. Prior to law school, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. While at Texas Law, she completed a Master's degree at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic and the Immigration Clinic. She was also active in the American Constitution Society, Middle Eastern Law Students’ Association, and the successful effort to establish a loan repayment assistance program at Texas Law. She spent her summers working at the National Employment Law Project in New York City and the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin.