Emily R. Thiessen Joins AZ as Intern

Emily is a dedicated third-year law student at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. She is enrolled in the innovative JD-Flex program, which allows her to balance her studies, work, and other commitments effectively. Emily values the program’s flexible schedule and its ability to attract students from diverse backgrounds and careers. During her 2nd year, she clerked with Equal Rights Advocates, a civil rights nonprofit focusing on gender justice and women’s rights. During the fall of her 3rd year, she participated in Golden Gate University’s Women’s Employment Rights Clinic.

Emily lives in Sonoma County, where she grew up, and works for her family’s construction and management business. She has gained hands-on experience in real estate, property management, and accounting, and has developed a comprehensive skill set and an understanding of successful business operations.

Emily serves on the board as treasurer of the Graton Green Group, a small nonprofit in Graton, California, which is committed to maintaining the town’s only public park. She also volunteers as a driver for Catholic Charities’ Senior Rides program, providing invaluable assistance to seniors in need.

Emily attended the Santa Rosa Junior College and UC Santa Cruz, majoring in European History. Emily’s passion for learning and exploration led her to live in Ireland, New Zealand, and Denmark, where she earned her Master’s in International Relations and Development.