Alfredo Tapia graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and legal studies.
While at UC Berkeley, Alfredo was a member of Yque, and Queer & Asian, two minority-based LGBT organizations. Through his membership, he was able to provide support to students having difficulty coming out to their friends and families.
Alfredo was also involved with Queer Diversion and made great efforts to spread LGBT awareness both on and off campus.
While a fellow at Hofstra Law, Alfredo was active in the community. He volunteered with the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and joined the Human Rights Campaign Long Island Committee to support candidates that are allies or members of the LGBT community.
Alfredo also helped the law firm of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP create a documentary showing the negative impact that a single law like “don’t ask, don’t tell” or the Defense Of Marriage Act can have on the LGBT community.
And he was a member of FIERCE, an LGBT youth organization that develops politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs and cultural expression through arts and media.
Alfredo interned with the Urban Justice Center-Peter Cicchino Youth Project, an organization that provides direct legal services to LGBT youth who are homeless or in foster care.
He also interned with Lambda Legal, where he conducted intakes and connected the community to legal resources and assisted with an amicus brief.