Jade Garza is a native-born West Texan, where she spent 7 years in kinship foster care. After aging out of care, she attended the University of North Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing, and Rhetoric. Though always motivated by her own experiences in care, Jade found her passion for child advocacy through work with CASA of Denton County as a Volunteer Advocate, and later became a Casework Supervisor. In 2022, she received her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. During law school, Jade served as a Legal Extern for the National CASA/GAL Association for Children. She has also volunteered with the D.C. Family & Youth Initiative as a Board Governance Committee Member, and interned in Hofstra’s Youth Advocacy Clinic. Jade is a passionate advocate for children, families, mental health, and social initiatives with the potential to support families. Jade will begin her post-graduate legal career as an Agency Attorney Interne in the Division of Family Court Legal Services, representing the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.
Jade Garza, JD
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