Eduardo De La Torre earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2013. Eduardo graduated from UC Davis in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. A Sequoia High School (Redwood City, Calif.) alum, he has been an active political participant in statewide and national campaigns since 2003.

Currently, Eduardo is a paralegal for the Redwood City-based law firm Nocos & Kudiya LLP, which assists clients in real estate law, mortgage litigation, bankruptcies, general litigation, and business law matters. Prior to coming on board at Nocos & Kudiya, Eduardo conducted legal research for the San Mateo County Superior Court in civil and criminal matters, and interned for the Law Offices of Richard K. Keyes in Redwood City.

During law school from 2010 to 2013, Eduardo was a student attorney for his school's Juvenile & Special Education legal clinic and the HIV-AIDS legal clinic. He participated in a week of service organized by his school in March 2013 in Biloxi, Mississippi with the Mississippi Center for Justice. Eduardo assisted local residents in their settlement claims against British Petroleum in connection to the 2010 oil spill that ravaged the Gulf Coast communities. Eduardo was a member of his school's Phi Alpha Delta chapter and its Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Eduardo clerked for the Prince George's County Circuit Court assisting the staff attorneys in child custody and family law matters.

Additionally, Eduardo spent summer 2011 studying Islamic business law in Amman, Jordan through Seton Hall University School of Law. He visited Cairo and Giza, Egypt with schoolmates, then spent solo time in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the West Bank. Eduardo spent Ramadan breaking fast with a Palestinian family in the Palestinian refugee camp al-Amari, south of Bethlehem, as well as the Dheisheh refugee camp near Ramallah, Palestine.

Before attending law school, Eduardo worked as a counselor for foster care children in 2010 at the EMQ FamiliesFirst, Inc. facility in Davis, California. In 2009, Eduardo was an office assistant for State Senator Lois Wolk in her Vacaville field office. Prior to that, he worked as a poll judge for the San Mateo County Board of Elections overseeing several statewide and local elections throughout the 2009 election cycle.

Eduardo previously lived in Washington, D.C. in early 2009, where he volunteered as a legal aide & case worker for a legal services center in northern Virginia, and volunteered for 1Well, Inc., a nonprofit organization that connects Social Venture Capitalists (SVCs) with high-need communities around the world.

During the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Eduardo worked as a field organizer for Barack Obama's campaign in Thornton, Colorado. He started out by interning for the Iowa caucuses in December 2007, then volunteered for the California and Pennsylvania primaries in early 2008. Before working for the Obama campaign, Eduardo was a field organizer for Lt. Col. Charlie Brown's 2008 congressional campaign in Placerville, CA. While in college, he volunteered for Congressman Mike Thompson's (D-CA) re-election campaign in 2006 as well as former Davis mayor Ruth Asmundson's 2004 city council race.

Eduardo is a former Vice Chair for SPAC's Club Finance Council (CFC) at UC Davis. The group provides approximately $80,000 in grants and loans to eligible registered undergraduate student organizations on campus. Composed of 13 students, the board reviews funding applications and decides on which groups should receive funds. Eduardo is also a former research aide for the university's Department of Public Health Sciences.

He has participated in various philanthropic causes. In 2007, he helped raise money for UC Davis Law School alum Noah Cuttler's campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year competition. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

As an undergraduate, Eduardo studied in Istanbul, Turkey as part of the UC Davis Summer Abroad program during summer 2007.

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2008-01-24 02:23:32   Hey, Eduardo, I linked a few things from your public profile and noticed that the wiki does not yet have entries for the Department of Public Health Sciences or Students for Barack Obama. The first is fairly important to have, and the latter is one of those subjects that will vanish into history unless somebody writes a bit about it now for the historical record. It would be great if you could contribute a couple paragraphs to the wiki about these topics. —JabberWokky