Our Team


The Wage Justice Center’s team is comprised of dedicated attorneys, legal workers, law students, and organizers. Pro bono attorneys and law school students support our work with volunteer hours. Please contact us if you are interested in helping fight for wage justice.

Our current staff and volunteers include:

Ana Cisneros Alvarez, Staff Attorney

Ashley Cruz, Legal Assistant

Kerith Dilley, Executive Director

Jessica Guerrero, Asset Investigator/Client Services Coordinator

Daniela Hernandez, Law Clerk, University of Wisconsin Law School

Olivia Hudnut, Law Clerk, USC Gould School of Law

Miriam Krugman, Intern, Brandeis University

Tania Millan, Director of Finance and Administration

Rosanne Pinedo, Senior Paralegal

Paulette Rodriguez Lopez, Staff Attorney

Jay Shin, Directing Attorney

Scott Sia, Staff Attorney

In 2007, Wage Justice Center was founded by Matthew Sirolly and Melvin Yee with seed funding from Echoing Green. But the need for the Wage Justice Center was identified much earlier. In 2004, Matt & Melvin were law school students at USC Gould School of Law. They witnessed the frustration of workers who had not been paid despite performing the work – and the greater frustration of workers who “won” wage theft judgments that went perennially unenforced.

Over the last 10 years, Matt and Melvin have inspired a movement of social justice activists dedicated to bringing basic justice to workers.

Under Matt and Melvin’s leadership, the Wage Justice Center has acquired an specialized expertise in using commercial collections law on behalf of workers.