Isabel Callejo-Brighton

Litigation Fellow

As a Litigation Fellow, Isabel works with the Litigation Program staff attorneys to develop groundbreaking impact litigation strategies to improve the legal status and lives of animals through the legal system.

Isabel received a B.A. cum laude with a double major in Environmental Studies and History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Isabel served as the Editor-in-Chief of the USF Law Review and founded the USF Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter. While working as a Litigation Clerk at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Isabel helped prepare demonstrative exhibits used in the 2019 Cricket Hollow Zoo trial. She is excited to continue working toward more impact litigation as a Fellow.

Based in Berkeley, California, Isabel and her husband Zach care for rescue pit bull siblings Penny and Sherman; cat siblings Millicent “Milly” and Latte; Nougat, a black lab; Sarita, a yellow lab; and Paeloma, a chestnut American Hanoverian and former dressage show horse. Outside of work, Isabel volunteers for USF’s Public Interest Law Foundation, and the National Equal Justice Association. She enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, bird watching, visiting museums, gluten-free vegan baking, and reading both fiction and non-fiction.


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