Chelsea Lopez graduated from CUNY School of Law, where she served as a student attorney in the criminal defenders clinic. During law school, she participated in parole advocacy, externed at The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice and at Volunteers of Legal Service’s Immigration Project working with immigrant youth. She also worked on defensive immigration relief as a law clerk at a private firm. Chelsea holds a B.S. in Public Affairs from Baruch College, where she graduated summa cum laude.