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Alexis Bay
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Alexis Bay is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Texas Civil Rights Project using community lawyering to address issues of mistreatment of immigrants in detention.

Allie Brudney
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Allie Brudney is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Corporate Accountability Lab working on issues relating to business and human rights.

Amy Tamayo
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Amy Tamayo is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Centro de Los Derechos del Migrante working with migrant worker women to challenge discrimination and harassment women face in U.S. employment.

Anita Yandle
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Anita Yandle is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Public Justice advocating for farmworkers facing forced arbitration clauses through litigation, legislative advocacy, and education using a lens specifically focused on racial justice.

Carolyn O'Connor
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Carolyn O'Connor is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Texas Civil Rights Project supporting communities impacted by the border wall and representing asylum seekers.

Chelsea Gabriela Tejada
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Chelsea Gabriela Tejada is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project working to protect the rights of noncitizen immigrants in government custody.

Christopher Owens
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Christopher Owens is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Al Otro Lado's Border Rights Project using strategic litigation to secure the individual right to apply for asylum.

Chrysanthemum Desir
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Chrysanthemum Desir is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at FreeState Justice developing queer and trans* youth advocacy projects.

Connie Cho
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Connie Cho is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Communities for a Better Environment working with Richmond and East Oakland, CA communities to secure clean energy and climate resiliency systems.

Connor McCleskey
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Connor McCleskey is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Worth Rises working to empower incarcerated people and pro se litigants to fight against financial exploitation in the criminal legal system.

Danny Wilf-Townsend
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Danny Wilf-Townsend is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Gupta Wessler focusing on class actions and constitutional litigation for public-interest clients in appellate and complex litigation.

David Chen
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David Chen is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project designing and executing a nationwide strategy to enforce state law limitations on the authority of local law enforcement to detain immigrants in cooperation with ICE.

David Nahmias
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David Nahmias is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Impact Fund empowering low-wage LGBTQ workers in California.

Denise Ghartey
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Denise Ghartey is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Community Justice Project using a movement lawyering model to work on climate gentrification and racial justice.

Elizabeth Lewis
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Elizabeth Lewis is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Beyond Legal Aid working with community-based organizations to support LGBTQI+ immigrants.

Elyssa Spitzer
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Elyssa Spitzer is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights working on new legal theories for advancing reproductive justice.

Emma Scott
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Emma Scott is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation working on the California H-2A Project.

Ginger Cline
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Ginger Cline is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Al Otro Lado using impact litigation to defend the rights of asylum-seeking individuals.

Hayden Rodarte
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Hayden Rodarte is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights building a unique accountability model for addressing civil and human rights abuses in immigration detention at the border.

Ian Stringham
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Ian Stringham is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow and Executive Director at California Legal Research working to expand access to law libraries for people in California prisons and jails.

James Campbell
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James Campbell is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Disabiity Rights Center of the Virgin Islands supporting local advocates seeking to challenge federal disenfranchisement and discrimination in U.S. territories.

John Giammatteo
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John Giammatteo is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Lutheran Social Services of New York's Immigration Legal Program coordinating the Second Circuit Asylum Monitoring Project.

Jordan Brewington
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Jordan Brewington is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of Louisiana advocating for reparative justice and environmental justice for descendants of the enslaved being exploited by the plantation tourism industry and poisoned by the petrochemical industry.

Joseph Meyers
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Joseph Meyers is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the National Lawyers Guild's National Immigration Project challenging unconstitutional police practices at the border.

Julie Pittman
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Julie Pittman is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Centro de Los Derechos del Migrante working with low-wage migrant workers to hold their employers accountable.

Kathleen Rivas
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Kathleen Rivas is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project combatting notario fraud in Los Angeles' immigrant community.

Kelly Miller
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Kellly Miller is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Advancing Justice providing legal services to detained immigrants and developing new strategies to serve their non-legal needs.

Kyle Barron
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Kyle Barron is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Brooklyn Defender Services working for the immediate release of detained noncitizens facing deportation and developing rapid response models.

Laura McCready
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Laura McCready is a 2019-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of Massachusetts combatting discrimination against people being treated for opioid use disorder.

Lauren Gorodetsky
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Lauren Gorodetsky is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the National Women's Law Center focusing on litigation efforts to promote and defend reproductive rights.

Lauren Michel Wilfong
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Lauren Michel Wilfong is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Justice Action Center helping detained people challenge the legality of their immigration detention and seek release in federal court by fostering a rapid response habeas network, and creating a digital

Lee Ann Felder-Heim
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Lee Ann Felder Heim is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area working to stop private, for-profit prison corporations from harming detained immigrants in their custody, hold them accountable

Liza Weisberg
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Liza Weisberg is a 2017-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of New Jersey focusing on challenging the abuses of civil asset forfeiture.

Lydia X. Z. Brown
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Lydia X.Z. Brown is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law empowering students with disabilities against harmful discipline.

Mackenzie Halter
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Mackenzie Halter is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Debt Collective designing and implementing a Bail Debt Dispute Tool.

Marie Evelyn Sheehan
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Marie Evelyn Sheehan is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Street Democracy working on the Property Tax Appeals Project (PTAP), which appeals the over assessment of property taxes on low-value homes in minority communities, helping at-risk homeowners avoid over-taxation and

Marissa Roy
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Marissa Roy is a 2017-2018 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office creating an impact litigation partnership between the LA City Attorney and UCLA.

Matt Ampleman
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Matt Ampleman is 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri working to revitalize neighborhoods in St. Louis.

Matthew Duffy
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Matthew Duffy is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Center for Popular Democracy working with local elected officials and community leaders to co-create innovative model legislation to increase voting rights and participation.

Maya Ragsdale
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Maya Ragsdale is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Dream Defenders providing legal, policy, and strategic support to abolitionist organizers fighting to end pretrial detention and close jails in Miami-Dade County.

Meghan Brooks
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Meghan Brooks is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at New York Legal Assistance Group building a class action and strategic litigation practice serving veterans.

Michael Saavedra
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Michael Saavedra is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Youth Justice Coalition working to remove barriers that block many formerly incarcerated individuals from becoming lawyers.

Ming Tanigawa-Lau
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Ming Tanigawa-Lau is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project building the first asylum-seeker-led systemic reform program in the United States.

Molly Linhorst
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Molly Linhorst is a 2019-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at ACLU of New Jersey challenging egregious immigration conditions at county-run facilities.

Mudassar Toppa
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Mudassar Toppa is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project providing legal representation to U.S. Muslims and other constituencies targeted by government agencies under the guise of "national security" and "counterterrorism."

Nahuel Fefer
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Nahuel Fefer is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Arch Cit Defenders working to translate demands for criminal justice reform, economic equity, and democratic representation into legislation, executive orders, and ballot measures.

Nick Cross
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Nick Cross is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Indian Law Resource Center assisting indigenouse people fight to protect territories and human rights through the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon.

Octavia Abell
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Octavia Abell is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow and CEO of Govern for America, a nonprofit working to build the next generation of public sector leaders by connecting dynamic recent graduates to impactful state and local government roles and supporting

Patrick Baker
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Patrick Baker is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Immigrant Defense Project challenging abusive immigration enforcement practices in New York state.

Peter Steffensen
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Peter Steffensen is a 2017-2018 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Texas Civil Rights Project focusing on algorithmic risk assessment tools within the state's criminal justice system.

Priya Sreenivasan
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Priya Sreenivasan is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Project South using law and advocacy to challenge immigrant incarceration.

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Ramya Sekaran is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the National Women's Law Center working to strengthen workplace sexual harassment policies and protections.

Rosa Lee Bichell
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Rosa Lee Bichell is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates identifying and supporting people with disabilities in immigration detention.

Sarah Kahn
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Sarah Kahn is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of Southern California developing legal tools in support of community movements in Southern California to reduce incarceration and discrimination by investing in housing, mental health care, and services in

Sarah Lee Day
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Sarah Lee Day is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts creating a statewide compliance report on recent victories and a Legislative Toolkit to assist other grassroots organizations to learn from and emulate Massachusetts’ successes.

Sarah Medina Camiscoli
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Sarah Medina Camiscoli is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Public Counsel, collaborating with them to lead the Peer Defense Project at IntegrateNYC, an organization centering an unprecedented intergenerational movement lawyering model that catalyzes youth-led movements for civil rights.

Scott W. Stern
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Scott W. Stern is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Greenpeace International's Legal Unit addressing slavery at sea.

Sejal Singh
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Sejal Singh is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Public Citizen using FOIA and APA litigation to combat corporate power and hold the Administration accountable.

Sonya Levitova
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Sonya Levitova is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel focusing on holding federal officials accountable for their violations of incarcerated people's rights.

Stacy Ham
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Stacy Ham is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Legal Aid Justice Center seeking a remedy through impact litigation for immigrant children who were recently released from detention facilities.

Stephanie Alvarez-Jones
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Stephanie Alvarez-Jones is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid documenting and challenging conditions for immigrant mothers and children while coordinating a rapid-response team against abrupt immigration policy changes.

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Tavi Unger is a 2017-2018 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Labor Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General focusing on employee misclassification.

Tess Hellgren
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Tess Hellgren is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Innovation Law Lab using impact litigation and legal resources to enhance innovative models of massive collaborative representation in immigration court.

TJ Grayson
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TJ Grayson is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Advancement Project using the practices of movement lawyering to help abolitionist organizers address the influences of police unions in pursuit of their goal.

Trillium Chang
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Trillium Chang is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Innovation Law Lab working to ensure that detained asylum seekers in the Deep South have legal representation by leveraging data analysis to inform efforts and by activating pro bono counsel nationwide.

Wally Hilke
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Wally Hilke is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Community Activism Law Alliance challenging police misconduct in Chicago alongisde grassroots organizers.

Winston Berkman
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Winston Berkman is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at New York Legal Assistance Group using affirmative litigation in their consumer protection and foreclosure unit.

Yazmine Nichols
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Yazmine Nichols is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project challenging unjust pretrial conditions of release and eliminating pretrial profiteering through a targeted campaign centering women of color.

Zoe Tucker
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Zoe Tucker is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at UNITE HERE Local 11 supporting workers in asserting and expanding their protections against sexual assault and harassment in hotel jobs.