UC Hastings Pilipino American Law Society (PALS)

Executive Board Members

2016-2017 PALS Executive Board

Liz Medrano, President

 12733439_10153403121896099_8203848131310969120_n[3695]Liz was born and raised in the Bay Area (yay Hayward). She received a B.A. in Political Science at UC Berkeley in 2015. She absolutely LOVES watching movies and TV.  She is interested in practicing law within the entertainment industry — no, it’s not only so that she can possibly get the chance to meet Leonardo DiCaprio (that’s only part of the reason).  She’s also really obsessed with dogs and cats, so please tell her if you have one because she would definitely want to meet them or see a picture, at least!

Mary Fuentes – Internal Vice-President

947081_1312639965416746_2566107755304910961_nMary is a 2L concentrating in Criminal Law.  She was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the U.S. to study.  She is still fluent in Tagalog, so if you can speak it, chat with her!  She is also from L.A.  Mary went to UC Davis and graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science- Public Service.  When not studying- which is never – she usually watches Netflix and gets caught up on Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.  She also likes going on food trips to try new and exciting foods.


Cristina Cruz – External Vice-President

316179_10150296390068579_973295321_nCristina is an LA native, studying in the Bay Area.  She is a 2L and graduated from UCLA. Cristina is interested in education, land use law, but who knows really, she might change her mind again!  She likes watching her favorite movies and tv shows over and over again and she hates writing short blurbs about herself and finding pictures of herself.  Quote she lives by: “Before I do anything, I ask myself ‘Would an idiot do that?’ and if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight K. Schrute.

Ray Singson – Treasurer


Ray is a 2L with an interest in healthcare law.  He is from SoCal and did his undergrad at UC Irvine.  When he is not wandering around the Tenderloin, Ray likes playing poker and follows the Dodgers and Lakers.




Michelle Geronimo, 3L Advisor

936636_10152126143413615_1753620514_nMichelle was born in Redwood City and raised in Antioch, California. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. Before starting law school, she worked at a tech startup called InvestCloud, Inc. and interned with the SF District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit. When she’s not studying, Michelle enjoys bargain hunting, pilates classes, taking her dog Leonidas to the beach, and occasionally playing the violin.

Ashley Rippolone, 3L Advisor


Ashley Rippolone grew up in Marin County and received her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. Ashley is currently a first year and hopes to pursue a career in employment and labor law. Before law school she worked as a Litigation Clerk at a law firm in Southern California. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling.

Fredacille Greenia, 3L Advisor

Fredacille - PALS

Fredacille Greenia was born in the Philippines and raised in Santa Clara, CA.  She studied Accounting, International Business, and Politics at the University of San Francisco.  Before law school, she worked as a tax accountant at PwC and a regional accounting firm, serving high net worth individuals, their families, and their businesses.  She also worked as an analyst at a real estate investment trust company.  This summer, she was a legal intern at the California Franchise Tax Board.  She wants to pursue corporation law and taxation.  Outside of law school, she can be found training for her next half marathon or 10k race, whacking tennis balls, dancing Zumba, or tending her balcony garden.  (She is happily married!)

Samantha Acuña – 3L Advisor


Samantha Acuña was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States to pursue her higher education. She attended UC San Diego and majored in Political Science, minored in visual arts (oil painting), and graduated in three years. She did Semester at Sea around the Mediterranean, which was easily the best time of my life. She then attended Cornell University for a one-year business program in business strategy. She is passionate about both law and business, and is hoping to do a joint degree program. This summer, she interned for an international law firm in their dispute resolution and litigation department in Bangkok, Thailand. Outside of law school, she enjoys yoga, playing videogames, and traveling. She is also a mixed martial artist and enjoys Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai.

Chris Gueco, 3L Advisor

Adam Truong, 3L Advisor

Christian Urbano, 3L Advisor

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