Inland Regional Center
Irene Padilla - Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
Jazmin Romero - Assistant CRA
Irene Padilla – I am originally from Northern Orange County, California. I obtained a B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. I earned a J.D. from Whittier Law School with an emphasis in International Law. While at Whittier Law School, I was an extern for U.S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr., I worked for various non-profit organizations that advocated for undocumented victims of domestic violence, and I was a legal advocate in the Whittier Law School Special Education Clinic.
I began working with OCRA in June 2014 and became the Clients’ Rights Advocate for Westside Regional Center consumers in February 2015. Working for OCRA has been very rewarding, especially because I help empower my clients and their families through self-advocacy.
On my free time, I enjoy hiking with my family, dancing, and bargain hunting at nearby flea markets.