Ms. Takagishi-Almeida joined the Office in 2016 and counsels students and alumni regarding career planning and job search strategies with particular emphasis on public interest and government employment, including post-graduate fellowships. Ms. Takagishi-Almeida serves on the Faculty Public Interest Law Committee and coordinates the annual Public Interest Employer Fair. Prior to joining Southwestern, Ms. Takagishi-Almeida was a Pro Bono and Volunteer Coordinator at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and a NextStep Legal Advocate at The Alliance for Children’s Rights. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law. Ms. Takagishi-Almeida is a member of the California State Bar.