Where are you from?
Born in New York, live in Hawaii for three years, but primarily grew up in San Diego.
When did you join ArchCity Defenders? Why?
January. I wanted to get back to my advocacy roots.
What is your background (work and education)?
Education: MSW and JD from Washington University in St. Louis; BA from University of California at Davis; I also have taken PhD level courses at SLU in the American Studies program.
What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?
I am the Managing Attorney for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation.
What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?
Dedicated, fighters, disruptive.
Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?
Watching two clients get released on their own recognizance after being denied a bail hearing for over twenty days each.
Fun/personal fact you want to share.
I’ve been a certified Zumba instructor for over 12 years.