Malou Chavez joined the Real Change Board in 2015. She is a staff attorney at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, in the Family Services Unit in Seattle, where she directly represents people in family-based visa petitions and defends people in removal proceedings. Her prior work at NWIRP, in Moses Lake and Wenatchee, focused primarily on representing survivors of violence in rural eastern Washington obtain immigration relief. Malou is a first-generation immigrant from Yucatan, Mexico who grew up in Compton, California. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and she is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law.