Disability and Civil Rights Advocate, Law Student, and Worker's Rights Advocate in Boston, Massachusetts
I'm a 3L at the Boston University School of Law and I'm passionate about combating inequality and working with individuals of all backgrounds and identities to strengthen communities.
I'm currently working on an independent study exploring uses of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to continue to narrow the use of subminimum wage for individuals with disabilities. I also do research on Title IX, due process, and sexual assault. This past summer, I interned in the Fair Labor Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. In law school I've also worked at the Disability Law Center where I worked on housing, employment, health care and special education issues; served as a Service Chair for the Women's Law Association, served as a co-president for Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and represented indigent clients as part of the Boston University Civil Litigation Program clinic. Before law school, I was a disability advocate focused on nursing home transition at the Boston Center for Independent Living.
Some of the organizations I've previously worked and volunteered with include the Asheville Citizen-Times, Catholic Social Services, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the Paulist Center, the Brown University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service. I have worked and volunteered abroad in Brazil and Ecuador, and am comfortable and confident working across linguistic and cultural barriers.
I'm ever true to Brown University (A.B. 2010, History and Latin American Studies) and I'm a proud AmeriCorps*VISTA Alum.