Lana graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Oregon, and received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law (CWSL), San Diego. She graduated with several awards and Dean’s list recognitions. She was the first intern for academic credit from CWSL in Casey Gerry’s history as she self-initiated the internship and received an award for outstanding academic excellence for her work. She received a scholarship and award for her scholarly writing paper in Establishment of International Law. She was president of Family Law Society, and a pro bono recipient for her volunteer work in ‘Women Against Violence Act in Immigration Law’.
Active in the San Diego legal community, Lana currently serves on the Speakers Committee for La Jolla Bar Association. Lana is a member of Lawyers Club where she works with the Human Trafficking Committee. She is an active member of Latinas in the Law, where she assists with mentorship of law students. Lana has helped ‘Free to Thrive’, a non-profit that helps survivors of human trafficking find donors and pro-bono attorneys. She also does pro-bono work in immigration law helping women and children experiencing hardship.
Lana is fluent in Russian, Spanish, French and is studying Vietnamese. She is a resident of La Jolla and enjoys painting, playing ukulele and piano as well as going to the beach with her husband, two sons, parents and yorkie.