During law school, Jade worked as a law clerk in the Civil Rights Enforcement Division of the CA Attorney General’s office led by Vice President (former CA Attorney General) Kamala Harris and represented low-wage earners in the Individual Representation Clinic and Workers’ Rights Clinic. She was a member of the Social Justice Concentration program where she successfully spearheaded a campaign that doubled the number of grants UC Hastings offers law students pursuing public interest internships, served as Senior Editor for the Hastings Law Journal, and was on the Executive Board of the Black Law Students Association.
She received multiple awards for academic excellence and exemplary leadership within the Hastings community including: the Nancy Stuart Public Interest Award, the Outstanding Contributions to the UC Hastings Community Award, back-to-back Public Interest Awards (2015-16 and 2016-17), and the Witkin Award for Excellence for earning the highest grade in Employment Discrimination.
Prior to joining Walkup, Jade was selected as a 2016 San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Fellow, where she had the opportunity to work at two distinguished San Francisco personal injury firms. Following graduation, she interned at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.
Currently, Jade is an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) and a 2020 New Lawyer of the Year nominee. She is also a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association and Black Women’s Lawyers Association of Northern California.
Jade serves as a high school Lead Mentor in Richmond, CA supporting students interested in pursuing legal careers who come from backgrounds traditionally excluded in the profession. She’s often asked to speak and moderate panels missioned to increase diversity, inclusion and representation in the legal field.
In her spare time, she can be found playing pick-up basketball at the local rec center, or watching or attending any given sporting event.