Ameca Reali (BA, SUNY, Buffalo; JD, Loyola College of Law, New Orleans) was born and raised in a small town in Upstate, NY. She is one of three children raised by a single parent in public housing. From an early age her mother taught the principles of service to others and the community and advocacy through her work in the community. Ameca graduated Cum Laud with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University at Buffalo in 2006. She enrolled at Loyola University School of Law in 2008 and was re-energized by the city of New Orleans and the people. Ameca decided to dedicate her legal career to defending the human rights of oppressed people. She has worked on a wide variety of issues ranging from Death Penalty Appeals, Juvenile Justice, Access to courts and justice, criminal defense, public housing, first amendment violations and education reform in Post Katrina New Orleans. She has worked closely with the Loyola Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild as a legal observer. Ameca graduated from Loyola University College of Law in May 2011.