Alan serves as Managing Attorney of the Intern Program at HAC, where he leads the recruitment, training, and supervision of student interns, and development of the internship experience. Alan earned a B.A. in History, with honors, at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Division I athlete and received the Neufeld Scholar-Athlete award and the Oscar Geballe postgraduate scholarship award. He pursued postgraduate studies in law, graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he received an academic scholarship.
During law school, Alan earned a Public Interest Law Certificate and was a member of the law review, where he published a comment analyzing California’s system of mandatory mediation. He received multiple awards including three CALI awards for excellence in scholarship and an award for the best law review comment. Alan has over 10 years of experience as a public benefits attorney and is a former attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration.
Previously, Alan served the judiciary as a Law Clerk/Research Attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court and Law Clerk for the Hawai`i Supreme Court. He has experience as a plaintiffs’ attorney in civil and administrative fields of law and has worked extensively with youth and adults with disabilities. Outside of his work at HAC, Alan serves on the board of the LGBT National Hotline and served as a member of the editing team for the second edition of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford, 2022). He enjoys spending time with his family and three cats and running out of content on streaming services.