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Paulina Houston, Esq.

Board Member

Lina Houston conducts harassment and discrimination investigations as an Employee Relations Partner at Tesla. Before joining Tesla, Lina was an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Emily Doskow; prior to that, she was the Director of Campus & Community Programs at If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. Lina is committed to using her legal training and lived experience as a queer woman of color to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression and to uplift the voices and experiences of those most marginalized.  Lina graduated magna cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in African American Studies and received her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Lina and her wife Nerissa live in East Oakland with their two dogs: a Schnoodle named Evita Perro and a Standard Poodle named Langston Hughes(ton).

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