Christina Teixeira, Attorney Mediator
Christina Teixeira (she/her) grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley, as the daughter and granddaughter of Azorean (Portuguese) immigrants. Christina studied Political Science and Women’s Studies at San Francisco State University and received her law degree from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California (formerly Chapman University School of Law) in 2010. After graduating law school in Christina to provided legal aid services to low income and historically marginalized communities with California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), as a Staff Attorney and then as the Director of CRLA’s Fair Housing and Foreclosure Program. Christina practiced in the areas of eviction defense, civil rights issues in housing, employment and public benefits, and gender affirming services for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2018 Christina joined the California Department of Social Services as the Civil Rights Unit Manager, supervising a team of analysts responsible for ensuring County Welfare Departments’ compliance with civil rights laws and regulations in the administration of public benefits. She joined the Civil Rights Department Community Conflict Resolution Team in October 2022.