Associate Director of Professional Development and External Relations
Aparna Gupta manages student and alumni advising, professional development, and external relations for Straus. She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law and was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City to represent low-wage workers seeking enforcement of their labor rights. Aparna has previously worked at the American Constitution Society in Washington D.C., and most recently, she served as Assistant Director for UCLA School of Law's Public Interest Program. In her various professional roles, she has given presentations on topics of employment law, law student careers, and diversity in higher education. Aparna is committed to advancing students' careers by cultivating strategic relationships with private-sector, government, and non-profit organizations.