Staff

Rudy Angulo
Staff Attorney
Shannon Besch
Paralegal & Civil Advocate
John Bonacorsi
Skadden Fellow & Staff Attorney
Inez Bordeaux
Manager of Community Collaborations
Sergio Buchanan
Donor Relations Associate
Lee Camp
Senior Staff Attorney
Nathaniel Carroll
Staff Attorney
Nahuel Fefer
Staff Attorney & Justice Catalyst Fellow
Alisha Frazier
Executive Assistant
Z Gorley
Communications Director
Maureen Hanlon
Staff Attorney
Katrina Hudson
Staff Attorney
Dom Hussain
Paralegal & Civil Advocate
Martin Hutchins, Jr.
Racial Justice Fellow & Staff Attorney
Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder
Managing Attorney
Jacki Langum
Director of Advocacy
Corrigan Lewis
Staff Attorney
Sharon Lyons
Intake Coordinator & Receptionist
Theresa Nash
Paralegal & Civil Advocate
Mykael Ornbaun
Grant & Program Manager
Madison Orozco
Community Collaborations Associate
Symone Palmer
Digital Media Associate
Emanuel Powell
Skadden Fellow & Staff Attorney
ilia Silverman Esrig
Housing Case Manager
Blake Strode
Executive Director
Ericka Thomas
Operations Lead
Eric Vieth
Of Counsel
Michael-John Voss
Co-Founder, Dir. of Special Projects
Jack Waldron
Staff Attorney
William Waller
Managing Attorney, Direct Representation
Qiana Williams
Paralegal & Civil Advocate

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Rudy Angulo

Staff Attorney

B.A. in Psychology from UMSL
J.D. from SLU LAW

Rudy Angulo joined ArchCity Defenders in August 2019 as a Staff Attorney with the Direct Representation team, representing clients on a variety of civil and municipal matters. Rudy interned with ACD during his third year of law school and connected with the values and mission of ACD.

What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?
Dedicated, passionate, and zealous.

Fun fact:
I like camping, hiking, and seeing live music.

Shannon Besch

Paralegal & Civil Advocate

Legal Studies, St. Louis Community College
BA, Webster University

Shannon was born and raised in St. Louis, and after interning at ACD in the summer of 2017 she knew she wanted to work there full time. Shannon started as a paralegal in March 2018. She admires ACD’s holistic approach to helping clients. Before ACD, Shannon was the Assistant Manager of Rise Coffee and worked in other service industry jobs.

John Bonacorsi

Skadden Fellow & Staff Attorney

B.A., Pomona College
M.P.P., Stanford University
J.D., Stanford Law School

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, John got his start at ACD as a law school intern in 2016. Prior to returning in 2019 as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney, John worked at the Prison Law Office, where he traveled to prisons across California to help people in prison challenge inhumane prison conditions and access medical and mental health care. During law school, John represented clients as part of Stanford’s Three Strikes Project and Stanford’s Criminal Defense Clinic. In addition to interning at ACD, he also worked at the Community Justice Project, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and Silicon Valley De-Bug. As part of his Skadden Fellowship, John’s focus is helping community members secure or maintain housing while challenging local policies that criminalize homelessness.

Fun fact:
I currently live on the same street where my great-grandparents lived.

Inez Bordeaux

Manager of Community Collaborations

Inez Bordeaux joined ArchCity Defenders in July 2019 as the Manager of Community Collaborations. Inez believes in the holistic legal advocacy work at ACD and over the last 10 years, ACD’s efforts have inspired to want to do more. She first was introduced to ACD in 2013, when she was a going through a challenging time and was made a target of a racist criminal legal system.  Inez’s background is in healthcare, and she worked as an LPN for 14 years. In 2018, she spent the last year volunteering as an Organizer for the Close the Workhouse campaign. In her current role, Inez works with partner organizations, advocacy groups, organizers, and activist to build relationships that allow ACD to reach common goals of community well being.

What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?
Determined, Focused and Tireless

Fun fact:
I’m kinda obsessed with the Zombie Apocalypse. I’m absolutely prepared and know exactly what to do if it happens. I’m a nurse and the nurse never dies in zombie movies, so stick with me!

Sergio Buchanan

Donor Relations Associate

Communications and Journalism, Washington University in St. Louis

Sergio was born in St. Louis and started at ACD in May 2019 as a Donor Relations Associate. In this role, Sergio embarked on a new career path. At ACD, Sergio is committed to ending systems that target poor and working-class people of color. Before ACD, Sergio worked in multidisciplinary professions — from youth development to teaching comprehensive sex education, retail, and teaching yoga.

Fun/personal fact:
I love random, pop culture references, especially movie and TV quotes. Very few people ever get them when I say them and I’m okay with that.

Lee Camp

Senior Staff Attorney

Marketing Management, University of Arkansas
JD, St. Louis University, School of Law

Lee joined ACD in 2017 as a Direct Services Attorney focusing on civil-consumer law, landlord-tenant law, and municipal law.  In 2020, he rose to the position of Senior Staff Attorney. His legal practice consists of assisting low-income, elderly, and disabled clients in addressing various legal housing needs including increasing access to affordable and federally-subsidized housing, preventing evictions, fighting against housing discrimination, and advocating for those currently experiencing homelessness. Lee also engages in extensive policy and media advocacy focusing on tenants’ rights. As an expert in the area of sub-habitable housing, he has successfully argued on the issue before the Missouri Supreme Court, testified on legislation regarding habitability, and continues to give presentations on the issue throughout Missouri and the country.

In 2019, Lee received the Missouri Lawyers Media Legal Champion award.

Fun/personal fact:
“I’m as anti-onion as they come.”

Nathaniel Carroll

Staff Attorney

Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
Drury University, B.S.

Prior to rejoining the Civil Litigation department at ArchCity Defenders in 2020, Nathaniel worked for a small litigation firm called Keane Law, where he gained jury trial experience and worked on class actions seeking environmental justice for residents living near the radioactive and toxic landfills in Bridgeton and the contaminated Coldwater Creek areas. Nathaniel’s work with ACD’s Civil Litigation department has focused on debtors’ prison class actions against regional towns for their unconstitutional practices.

What words would you use to describe ACD?
Compassionate

Fun fact:
I spend most of my free time with my partner and 2 kids, but enjoy writing and recording music for my band, “Nathaniel Carroll & the Party Line

Nahuel Fefer

Staff Attorney & Justice Catalyst Fellow

NYU Law, J.D.
Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Economics and Political Science

Nahuel Fefer joined ACD in August 2020 as a Staff Attorney and Justice Catalyst Fellow. Prior to joining ACD, Nahuel interned at the St. Louis City Mayor’s Office, and was hired after graduating in 2015. During his time there, he testified frequently before the board of aldermen on issues such as raising the minimum wage and investing in transit, helped draft legislationspeeches and grants, and served as one of the Mayor’s two representatives in the budgeting process. He left city hall a month after Mayor Slay, and went to NYU Law to learn how to draft legislation.He spent his first summer as a law student in Liberia working to revise a Public Health Law (1977) to reflect the country’s transformation by decades of civil war, and lessons learned in the aftermath of the Ebola crisis. Nahuel went on to do policy work for the city and state of New York, staffing Mayor De Blasio’s Property Tax Reform Commission, and drafting a reform bill for the state legislature. Maintaining a deep connection to St. Louis, he spent his summer as a second year law student at the Deaconess Center listening to and working among local activists and organizers. His justice catalyst fellowship is dedicated to redistributing power, money and freedom in St. Louis, and grew out of conversations from that summer.

What words would you use to describe ACD?
St. Louis’ revolutionary vanguard

Fun fact:
I spent Summer 2017 traveling through India and Nepal – climbed a 20,000’ mountain, met the Dalai Lama, and drove a motorcycle over the world’s (arguably) highest motorable pass.

Alisha Frazier

Executive Assistant

Alisha joined ACD as an Executive Assistant in July 2016. Alisha is from St. Louis and has lived in north county for more than 20 years. While living in north county, she has witnessed how the police have targeted black people and the impact that has had on their ability to work, drive and provide for their families and this drew her to ACD.

Fun Fact:
I love karaoke and cooking.

Z Gorley

Communications Director

American Studies and Social Work, Saint Louis University
MSW, Saint Louis University

Z is from Cincinnati and started at ACD in August 2016 because they believe in ACD’s commitment to challenging state violence, racial injustice and criminalization of poor people. As the Communications Director, Z helps people get to know about ACD through social media, news media and alternative media (podcasts, films, etc). Before ACD, they were involved in community organizing, development and media advocacy work.

Fun/personal fact:
I used to read the dictionary and learn words for fun. Also used to study/speak Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Maureen Hanlon

Staff Attorney

Political Theory, College of Wooster
JD, Saint Louis University School of Law

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Maureen came to Missouri for a job in 2008 and later worked at College Bound before going to SLU Law school. Prior to joining ACD as a Staff Attorney, she clerked for a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. As a Staff Attorney with ACD’s Civil Litigation, Maureen is focused on several cases that span from jail conditions, police brutality and beyond.

Fun/personal fact:
I enjoy evangelizing about how everyone should adopt senior rescue dogs.

Katrina Hudson

Staff Attorney

B.A. Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

Katrina joined ACD as a member of the Special Projects team in July 2020. Prior to joining ArchCity Defenders, she was practicing in the area of Complex Litigation for a leading plaintiffs’ firm where she was part of a team of attorneys and paralegals working on the national opioid litigation.   Katrina began her legal career practicing Civil Litigation first for the St. Louis City Counselor’s Office and then a private defense firm.

What words would you use to describe ACD?
Pioneering, Relentless, Credible, Impactful

Fun/personal fact:
During undergrad, I completed a semester-long study abroad in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa and I have a deep adoration for the African continent as well as the Black diaspora. It is my bucket list goal to step foot in every African country during my lifetime.

Dom Hussain

Paralegal & Civil Advocate

BS, Political Science, The University of Utah

Dom joined ArchCity Defenders in July 2020 as a Civil Advocate and Paralegal.  Born and raised in Utah, Dom graduated from the University of Utah, and studied Political Science, Ethnic Studies, and Gender Studies. Prior to joining the ArchCity team, they served as an AmeriCorps Vista at Pro Bono Net from 2019-2020 developing a manual and project to connect rural, underserved, and marginalized communities to pro bono legal assistance. Dom’s commitments to social and racial equity and legal advocacy brought them to ArchCity after having a formative intern experience there in 2018. Dom is passionate about ArchCity’s commitments to community-informed movement activism and abolishing laws, mechanisms, and institutions that perpetuate marginalization, oppression, and violence in our communities.

Fun/personal fact:
Dom is an avid baker and peanut butter and chocolate enthusiast, consuming various combinations of the two almost exclusively in their daily diet.

 

Martin Hutchins, Jr.

Racial Justice Fellow & Staff Attorney

Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

Martin was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and first worked at ACD as an intern. Following his graduation from law school, he was hired as a Racial Justice Fellow in August 2019. Before working at ACD, Martin clerked at a small law firm, and he also worked for LexisNexis, where he helped train law students to learn and better navigate the company’s research database. As a Racial Justice Fellow, Martin focuses his time on the direct services side of ACD’s holistic legal advocacy.

Fun/personal fact:
I love my PS4 almost as much as I love baking and thrift shopping.

Jacqueline Kutnik-Bauder

Managing Attorney

Political Science, University of California at Davis
Masters in Social Work, JD, Washington University in St. Louis

Jacqueline was born in New York and was raised in San Diego. She joined ACD in January 2019 as the Managing Attorney for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation. Prior to working at ACD, Jacqueline taught legal writing and criminal procedure as a professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. Jacqueline began her legal career at the Youth Advocacy Unit of the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, and went on to become the Managing Attorney for the Children’s Legal Alliance at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

2016 Women’s Justice Award Legal Scholar Honoree

Fun/personal fact:
I’ve been a certified Zumba instructor for over 11 years.

Jacki Langum

Director of Advocacy

BA Political Science, BA Religious Studies, and BJ Journalism (News Editorial Sequence), University of Missouri-Columbia
JD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

Jacki joined ArchCity Defenders as Director of Advocacy in January 2017. In that role, she supervises the organization’s legal staff and works to identify and pursue advocacy strategies via direct representation, systemic litigation, media and policy advocacy, and through community collaborations.

Previously, Jacki served as a staff attorney in Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Housing Law Program since 2006 where she represented low-income tenants in state and federal court; worked with individuals experiencing homelessness to provide legal assistance to remove barriers to housing and employment; advocated for the rights of utility customers; and spoke extensively on landlord-tenant law, fair housing, and the housing rights of domestic violence survivors. There she also provided legal assistance in municipal, housing, consumer, and family matters through the organization’s youth and family advocacy program to families and youth under 21 in St. Louis County and she served as the organization’s Ferguson-North St. Louis County Stabilization Initiative Project Coordinator

She has received the 2013 Missouri Lawyers’ Media Women’s Justice Rising Star Award and the 2017 Missouri Lawyers’ Media Up & Coming Lawyer Award.

Fun/personal fact:
I’m a certified yoga teacher.

Corrigan Lewis

Staff Attorney

B.A. in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University
J.D. from Southern Illinois University

Corrigan joined ACD in November 2019 as a Staff Attorney with the Special Projects division. She was drawn to the zealous and fearless representation ACD provides to marginalized people and communities, as well as ACD’s willingness to challenge discriminatory institutions and systems. Prior to joining ACD, she worked at Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services (MPAS), the state-designated, federally-funded agency designated to provide legal representation to Missourians with disabilities. At MPAS, Corrigan focused on issues surrounding voting, guardianship and supported decision making, conditional/unconditional release, employment discrimination, nursing home evictions, special education and equal access to goods and services.

What words would you use to describe ACD?
Client-focused, dedicated, creative

Fun/personal fact:
I have two Siberian huskies, Atticus and Scout, who I love more than almost anything.

Sharon Lyons

Intake Coordinator & Receptionist

Business and Administration, Fontbonne University

Sharon was born and raised in St. Louis and joined ACD in April of 2019 because she wanted to work for an organization that provides direct services for African Americans in need. Sharon currently processes phone calls and intake applications for services. Before ACD, she spent 11 years working for the federal government and 14 years working for a mental health nonprofit.

Fun/personal fact:
I have good personal memories of Florida beaches. I spent many summers in Florida as a kid and my son got married 13 years ago on a Florida beach.

Theresa Nash

Paralegal & Civil Advocate

Certificate in Secretarial Studies

Theresa was born in St. Louis and was inspired by the passion of the founders of ACD, and joined in 2012. She received her certificate in secretarial studies in 1987 and began her career in the legal field in 1997. She is currently a paralegal for three attorneys.

Fun/personal fact:
I collect anything “Lucy”.

Mykael Ornbaun

Grant & Program Manager

Latin American Studies, University of California-Berkeley
MSW, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Mykael is from Northern California and joined ACD in July 2017 because her beliefs aligned with ACD’s holistic work. Mykael’s background is in mental health, financial coaching, immigration and somatic healing practices. As ACD’s Grants and Program Associate, Mykael led and developed the Social Work program, assisting clients with getting basic services and resources such as housing, employment, and education. In 2020, Mykael was promoted to Grants and Program Manager, and her work has expanded to training, development strategy as well as grant writing and compliance.

Fun/personal fact:
Ask me sometime.

Madison Orozco

Community Collaborations Associate

International Relations, Pomona College

Madison is from Nashville, TN and joined ArchCity Defenders as a Fellow, working in Community Collaborations. After moving to St. Louis in August 2018 to participate in a service year program, she got very involved with grassroots efforts like the Close the Workhouse campaign, and was introduced to ACD and partner groups. Madison is passionate about supporting ACD’s mission through her day to day work. In 2020, Madison stepped into the role as ACD’s Community Collaborations Associate, where she serves as a lead organizer for the Close the Workhouse campaign, and works with partners to advance issues central to ACD clients, like housing and environmental justice.

Fun/personal fact: I am an avid hockey fan and have seen my favorite team, the Nashville Predators, play in four different cities.

Symone Palmer

Digital Media Associate

Marketing, Washington University in St. Louis

Symone is from St. Louis and joined ACD in April 2019 as a Digital Media Associate. Symone believes that ACD’s holistic approach has strengthened the voices of folks that have been historically silenced and oppressed. The role as Digital Media Associate allows Symone to fight against the corrupt legal system, right in her hometown. She creates visual content and supportive materials for communications through print, web, and social media. Outside of ACD, Symone runs her own freelance business, Designs By Monie.

Fun/personal fact:
I tend to keep myself busy with learning new things. Right now, I’m teaching myself how to DJ with my new controller and I’m also learning how to code with the intent to apply my skills to web development and design.

Emanuel Powell

Skadden Fellow & Staff Attorney

J.D., Harvard Law School
B.S., Business Administration, University of Southern California

Originally from Liberty and Greenville, Mississippi, Emanuel joined ArchCity Defenders in September 2020 as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney. In this role, Emanuel’s work focuses on providing legal support to the families of people killed by police or who died while in state custody.

As a law student inspired by ACD’s holistic legal advocacy model, Emanuel first worked at ACD as a legal intern in the summers of 2017 and 2018. Prior to law school, he worked as a strategy and design consultant, helping nonprofits and philanthropists design projects and investments focused on addressing inequities in education, public health, economic development and in addressing anti-Black racism.

Fun/personal fact:
I grew up singing in my church choir and served as the president of my university gospel choir.

ilia Silverman Esrig

Housing Case Manager

Sociology, Psychology, & Art, Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts
MSW, Brown School at Washington University

ilia (pronounced eye-lee-uh) joined the ACD team in June 2020 and jumped at the opportunity to be part of an organization so closely aligned with their personal beliefs. Originally from the DC Metropolitan Area, ilia came to St. Louis to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work and knew immediately that they wanted to stay in the Midwest. Prior to moving, ilia worked in reentry case management and served women returning to the community after incarceration. As a Housing Case Manager, ilia is excited to manifest ACD’s core values and mission into everyday supportive services.

Fun fact:
They once had to climb into a ceiling to rescue a kitten. It’s a wild story for another time.

Blake Strode

Executive Director

International Economics and Spanish, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
JD, Harvard Law School

Blake Strode is the Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm in St. Louis, Missouri providing holistic legal advocacy and combating the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color. Blake is a native of the St. Louis region and joined ArchCity as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 2015. Blake attended the University of Arkansas and majored in International Economics and Spanish.

Blake helped to establish the Civil Rights Litigation unit at ArchCity, which has brought challenges to a variety of unlawful and predatory practices including debtors’ prisons, police misconduct, and inhumane jail conditions, among others. In the past few years, Blake and his colleagues have filed more than 50 civil rights cases in state and federal court, impacting upwards of 40,000 people in the St. Louis region. Blake also played a significant role in the class-action debtors’ prison case against the City of Jennings, Missouri that reached final settlement in December 2016. The landmark case provides a blueprint for permanent legal reform in the region’s courts and afforded monetary relief to hundreds of individuals who were jailed because of their inability to pay court debts.

As Executive Director, Blake manages ACD’s growing and talented staff; explores new opportunities for advocacy and systemic litigation; communicates the work and mission of ACD to students, supporters, fellow advocates, and media; and works with the Board and leadership to set the strategic direction for the organization. He is responsible for making sure that the dedicated team at ACD has everything it needs to provide the best holistic advocacy possible for our clients.

Blake regularly speaks at conferences and panels throughout the country and has authored columns and essays for publication on issues of race, policing, and criminal justice. He and Kayla Reed (Director of Action St. Louis) co-host a podcast called “Under the Arch,” which discusses the issues impacting community and the people working to change them. Blake’s leadership has garnered several accolades including the 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media Legal Champion, Harvard Law School’s Bellow-Charn Championship of Justice Emerging Leader Award in 2019 as well as the “Emerging Leaders Award by Focus St. Louis’s What’s Right with the Region.”

Fun/personal fact:
I’m a Cubs fan in Cardinals land. I know more about the Golden Girls than you do.

Ericka Thomas

Operations Lead

Master’s in Public Policy Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Ericka joined in April 2018 as ACD’s Operations Lead. In this role, she manages finances and Human Resources, in addition to supporting IT needs. She was drawn to this role because of her belief in ACD’s mission and work. Before starting at ACD, she worked in the private sector building and managing databases and providing training and job support across the country. Ericka has spent over a decade providing development, program management, and strategic planning support to nonprofits throughout St. Louis.

Fun fact:
I have two spoiled dogs, Little Bit and Dude. They can do exactly as they please because they know who’s in charge.

Eric Vieth

Of Counsel

Philosophy and Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Cognitive Science, Washington University in St. Louis
JD, Saint Louis University School of Law

Erich has lived in St. Louis his whole life and works as co-counsel with ACD on several class action cases. He assists with litigation by helping to strategize, drafting filings, researching and working to serve as a resource for the various attorneys on staff. Erich is a Professor at St. Louis University School of Law and an Adjunct Professor at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Fun/personal fact:
I have two wonderful daughters, aged 18 and 20. I have long worked as a musician and still do this occasionally. I am an exhibiting photographer – my favorite types of photos are portraits and Urban Exploration.

Michael-John Voss

Co-Founder, Dir. of Special Projects

Photography and Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Masters in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

Michael-John Voss is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations at ACD. He is the co-author of the White Paper on St. Louis County’s municipal court system, a paper that brought context to underlying factors in the protests following the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, National Public Radio, Democracy Now, MSNBC, CBS, Business Week, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was recently awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year, along with a team of attorneys, by Public Justice Institute in Washington D.C. He has also been awarded the Spirit of Justice Award in 2012, the Atticus Finch Award in 2013, and the New Leaders in Advocacy Defender Award in 2014.

Fun/personal fact:

Father of twins who are as old as this organization!

Jack Waldron

Staff Attorney

Art History, Criticism and Conversation, Fordham University
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

Jack is from Omaha, NE and works as a Staff Attorney in the Civil Litigation department. Jack credits volunteering at ACD as inspiring him to go to law school so he could do the work. After graduating from law school in 2017, Jack started in the Civil Litigation department at ACD, with a focus on combatting systemic abuses ranging from police misconduct to debtors’ prison claims. Between college and ACD, Jack worked as a case manager at The Center for Community Alternatives, as a math teacher in New Orleans, and as an English teacher in St. Louis.

Fun/personal fact:
I was the intramural ping pong champion of my high school.

William Waller

Managing Attorney, Direct Representation

Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

William is from Milwaukee and joined ACD in Spring 2015. He joined because he wanted to practice holistic criminal defense in the context of movement lawyering and impact litigation. As the Managing Attorney for the Direct Representation team, William represents individual clients (primarily in criminal and municipal contexts), supervises the staff attorneys engaged in direct representation, and develops and implements guidelines and expectations regarding holistic legal services. Prior to ACD, William was an Assistant Public Defender in the St. Louis City Trial Office.

Qiana Williams

Paralegal & Civil Advocate

Qiana Williams is a long-time resident of the Midwest. She began working at ArchCity Defenders in 2016 as a Civil Advocate and Paralegal. She has an extensive background in education and is a civil advocacy powerhouse. Qiana has been invited to speak about the injustices of debtors’ prisons on 30+ various platforms including the White House. She has inspired many to come forward and challenge the practices of the region’s municipal courts and jails.

Fun/personal fact:
I am unapologetically insistent on fulfilling my unique duty of having an ultimate human experience.