P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Guillermo Mayer, 2001

President & CEO, Public Advocates

Guillermo Mayer is an immigrant from Mexico

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

GUILLERMO MAYER is president and CEO at Public Advocates, a non-profit civil rights law firm in San Francisco, California. He specializes in transportation equity litigation and advocacy.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo moved to California when he was 11 years old.

Guillermo attended San Diego State University, where he served as student body president and graduated with a BA in political science. Guillermo graduated from UCLA Law School in 2004, where he concentrated in public interest law and policy and critical race theory.

Guillermo served as legislative aide for former state senator Hilda Solis and subsequently as legislative director for former state senator Tom Hayden

Guillermo lives with his wife, Giannina, in Oakland, California.

  • JD Law | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2004
  • BA Political Science | San Diego State University 1997
Work History
  • Public Advocates, President & CEO
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