Rina Padua’s commitment to advancing access to justice began with her involvement at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, in 2014, where she canvassed low-income neighborhoods at risk of unjust evictions and researched effective techniques on developing self-help materials. Rina served as Canvassing Director for Project No One Leaves, a student practice organization at Harvard Law School that partners with community organizers, and has experience in outreach and user-testing. She was awarded PBHA’s Priscilla Chan Postgraduate Fellowship for a high-impact service project that leverages technology to serve vulnerable populations and was based at Greater Boston Legal Services to help develop the Massachusetts Defense for Eviction (MADE), a free guided interview for tenants facing eviction, that launched statewide in 2018.
In any capacity, Rina has a trained eye for strong design and is entrepreneurial by nature. She aspires to use her skills to contribute to closing the justice gap in a meaningful way. Prior to the pandemic, Rina enjoyed traveling and experiencing new cultures. She has visited 25 countries so far and is an avid foodie, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of non-fiction.