Morgan Zamora is a proud mixed race Mexican and Sicilian originating from the East Bay. Morgan received her Bachelor of Social Work and minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. During this time, she gained vital experience in developing programming aimed at the betterment of disenfranchised populations and played an active role in training students on the state legislative and advocacy process.
Morgan obtained her J.D. from the University of California Law San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings College of the Law) in May of 2022. Throughout law school, Morgan provided direct services to system-impacted folks as a law clerk at the Contra Costa County Public Defenders office and at Root & Rebound Reentry Advocates. She continued her policy learning through Hastings’ Community Group Advocacy Clinic at a placement with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center focused on community reinvestment and alternatives to incarceration. Morgan was an active member of the Latinx Law Student Association and the Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation. In winter of 2023, Morgan published an article entitled “Capital Punishment and Latiné Populations” in issue 20.1 of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal (now UC Law Journal of Race and Economic Justice).
Prior to joining the Ella Baker Center, Morgan worked with Root & Rebound’s policy team as part of UC Hastings’ post-graduate Bridge Fellowship Program. As the Ella Baker Center’s Prison Advocacy Coordinator, Morgan assists in managing the Prison Mail Program, works on policy campaigns related to resentencing and decarceration, and helps educate the community on law and regulation changes that impact pathways to freedom.