Pre-Grad Pre-Law Staff

Chelsi Florence

Chelsi Florence, M.A.

  • Coordinator | Pre-Graduate/Pre-Law Advising

Chelsi Florence is the staff coordinator of Pre-Graduate/Law Advising, which is part of the Transitional and Enrichment Programs and Services. Chelsi takes delight in serving and working with students through teaching, research mentorship, and now pre-graduate/law advising. She is thrilled to be in a position to offer support to aspiring graduate, law, and professional students in reaching their goals.

Wherever you are in the process, please feel free to come with your questions—she takes particular pleasure in demystifying the application process!

Pre-Grad Student Advisors

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Alexandra Shea

  • Dual Graduate Student in Animal Behavior Graduate Group & Geography Graduate Group

Alexandra is a dual-program graduate student in the Animal Behavior Graduate Group and Geography Graduate Group interested in the behavioral ecology of the African forest elephant as well as their ecological relationship to the western lowland gorilla in the Congo Basin. After working in the nonprofit and corporate spheres, Alexandra went to Madagascar to study group dynamics of the Milne Edward’s sifaka and has been hooked on research and fieldwork ever since! Outside of academia, Alexandra loves hot yoga, and fantasy novels, and is a proud rescue dog mom.

Pre-Law Student Advisors

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Julia Martinez

  • 2L at UC Davis School of Law
  • Class of 2025

Julia was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. She went to UC Davis for undergrad receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Sociology. During undergrad, Julia participated in academic research and completed internships exploring social work and the legal field. Since starting at King Hall, Julia has been involved on campus in the Social Justice Law Review, Latinx Law Students Association, and Entertainment and Sports Law Society. For her 1L summer, she worked as a Judicial Extern at the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin for a civil judge. She plans to practice civil litigation upon completion of her J.D. Outside of law, Julia enjoys spending time outdoors, playing with her cats, and attending concerts. 

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Erin McGuire

  • 2L at UC Davis School of Law
  • Class of 2025

Erin is a Southern California native and a 2L at UC Davis School of Law. She earned her B.S. in Criminology from CSULB in 2021 before subsequently taking a gap year and relocating to Georgia. While in Atlanta, Erin worked as a paralegal at a small law firm specializing in family law matters. For her 1L Summer, Erin interned at a Labor and Employment firm, where she conducted legal research on employment discrimination issues and participated in bargaining sessions between unions and employers. Currently, Erin is involved in several organizations at King Hall, including the Trial Practice Honors Board, the Humanitarian Aid Legal organization, and the Black Law Student Association. After law school, Erin hopes to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney or civil rights advocate.