Tricia Taylor has lived in three different states and one other country prior to settling and growing up in Los Angeles. She graduated from Crenshaw High School and the University of California, Los Angeles where she majored in Sociology. At UCLA she developed an interest in race, class and gender. After her B.A. she attended USC Law School and was admitted to the California BAR in 2006. During law school, she studied the relationship between racism and the law as well as the way stereotypes and prejudice affect areas of the legal profession such as practice, legislation and sentencing. Her initial legal work involved civil rights and employment law issues. Since 2007, Ms. Taylor has been employed at the LA County District Attorneys’ office, where she has prosecuted simple misdemeanors and felonies. Tricia remains active through volunteering with blind and mentally impaired children and her church. She has worked with CCODE for over five years training teachers and students.