1-on-1 with the 1L Representatives!

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and speak to our amazing 1L Reps to get to know them a little bit more! I hope that everyone takes a moment to chat with them as well and learn something amazing about them! Without further ado, I present to you…your marvelous 1L Reps!

Kristopher (Kris) Escobedo 


Kristopher was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science.  He loves to travel and has a thirst for adventure, having traveled to 31 countries to date! His life motto,

“Get lost with Kris.”

This also happens to be the name of his social media campaign where Kris posts about free events all over Los Angeles and Southern California, working to inspire people to go out and explore their own city.

Kris chose to attend law school in order to help others, and to protect the ideas of others. He has an interest in corporate law and intellectual property law,  but hasn’t decided exactly what field he wants to go into.

His favorite food is Mexican food and all time favorite place to eat is El Cielito Lindo in DTLA.

Kris’ message to his fellow 1Ls:

I am approachable, down to earth, loyal, and if I don’t know the answer to something, I’ll try my best to find one.

“Get Lost with Kris” on:

Instagram and his blog!


Ashlee Gilford


Ashlee was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga and graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Political Science. Ashlee is very involved with her church where she volunteers her time for dance and music. In her spare time, Ashlee loves to watch movies and play spots such as flag football and basketball. Her favorite TV shows include A Different World, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ashlee has always wanted to be an attorney and is currently interested in Family Law.

She loves any kind of seafood, especially crab and loves restaurants such as Boiling Crab, LA Crab House in Rancho Cucamonga and her favorite, Joe’s Crab Shack. Ashlee loves old school R&B and Christian music, with Usher’s “My Boo” as her all time favorite song.

Ashlee’s Motto:

Keep God first.

Her message to her fellow 1Ls:

I’m open to 1L suggestions.

Ashlee likes to get feedback from her class and brings their concerns to the SBA meetings held every 2 weeks.


Armando Murrieta


Armando was born and raised in Visalia, California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Liberal Studies. He also holds a Masters in Arts and Humanities. Armando has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old and used to coach girls’ soccer for 7 years.

One of the most exciting things Armando has done is that he’s had the opportunity to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. He loves Japanese food and loves ramen noodles from his favorite restaurant in Fullerton known as What’s Up Men. His favorite type of music is Latin Jazz and his current jam happens to be “Lady Don’t Tek No” by Latyrx.

Armando chose law school because he wants to help those without representation and is interested in Special Education Law and Children’s Law.

Armando’s message to his fellow 1Ls:

Don’t worry. We’ll get through this.

Armando is currently a part-time 1L.

Catch Armando running with the bulls at 2:05 here!