ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque’s mayor-elect has appointed a civil rights lawyer and immigrant rights advocate as deputy city attorney.

Tim Keller announced Wednesday that Oriana Sandoval will serve in the new role as the city adopts federal court-ordered reforms focused on the police department.

The Berkeley Law School and public policy school graduate recently worked as the executive director of the Center for Civic Policy in Albuquerque.

She also has worked with the UC Berkeley Labor Center to provide leadership development training to Latino immigrant grassroots organizers in California’s Central Valley.