Will Gelvick joined SCPDA in 2017 after working as a research attorney at the Law Office of Neil Fox, PLLC. Will also worked as an assistant director of fellowship programs, professional development coordinator, and legal fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Center. They earned their B.A. at Saint Catherine University and their J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, Will worked as a legal intern at the Santa Clara Office of the Public Defender and the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.
“I became a public defender because I wanted to use my education to advocate for people facing systemic oppression, police violence, and the denial of their rights – my goal is a more just society where everyone can thrive.”