Latrel Powell (he/him) grew up in the East Bay Area and is the first in his family to pursue a career in the legal profession. Prior to joining Public Advocates, he has gained experience in various advocacy roles, community lawyering, and local government advocacy. Latrel served as a law clerk for the Community Development Project at Public Counsel, and also had the opportunity to participate in the Renne Public Law Group Fellowship Program.
Latrel graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in May 2022 where he was a member of the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and he completed the Critical Race Studies specialization as well. During his time at UCLA, Latrel was a member of the Voting Rights Clinic, the Street Law Clinic, and worked with labor organizers in the Problem Solving in the Public Interest course. He was also a member of the Black Law Students Association and served as the Political Activism Chair. As an undergraduate at San Diego State University, Latrel served as the Executive Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the California State Students Association where he advocated for the nearly half a million students represented in the CSU system in higher education policy from the local to federal levels.