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