Meet Griselda

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Griselda Vega Samuel is a proud Chicago native, and a first-generation Mexican-American. She has spent 22 years as a public interest lawyer, representing the Latino Community in the U.S. and Mexico. She is now seeking a role in the judiciary to serve Cook County's 14th Judicial Sub-circuit, which covers several neighborhoods including Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, West Town, Pilsen, McKinley Park, and Back of the Yards. 

Griselda was the first in her family to go to college and obtain a graduate degree. She attended Briar Cliff University and interned with former Illinois State Senator Miguel del Valle. Before attending the University of Iowa College of Law, Griselda’s first professional job was at the National Mexican Museum of Art in Pilsen serving as an Assistant Development Director.  At the Museum she helped raise money for the Museum’s first extension wing, and also organized the Museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration. While at the University of Iowa College of Law, she was a Senior Articles Editor - Symposium for the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice where she put on the Journal’s annual symposium titled the Feminization of Poverty, and had her student note published, Maquiladora’s Lost Women: The Killing Fields of Mexico – Are NAFTA and NAALC providing the Needed Protection?