Nahuel Fefer

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 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.