Meet Our Staff

Our passionate team of lawyers, advocates, researchers, service providers, and collaborators are guided by the voices of youth as they drive policy change in courts, classrooms, and communities.

Portrait photograph of Mae Ackerman-Brimberg
Senior Attorney, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Mae Ackerman-Brimberg

Portrait photograph of Melissa Adamson
Attorney, Immigration

Melissa Adamson

Portrait photograph of Marina Aguayo
Program Associate, Health

Marina Aguayo

Portrait photograph of Alejandra Aguilar-Ruiz
Senior Community Policy Associate, Immigration

Alejandra "Ale" Aguilar-Ruiz

Portrait photograph of Ki Allen
Deputy Director of Information Technology, Operations

Ki Allen

Portrait photograph of Laura Alvarez
Program Associate, Immigration

Laura Alvarez

Portrait photograph of Mariah Amaya
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Mariah Amaya

Portrait photograph of Jasmine Amons
Senior Program and Policy Manager, Youth Justice

Jasmine Amons

Senior Community Policy Associate, Youth Justice

Reymundo Juan Armendariz

Portrait photograph of Julee Aros Thornton
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Julee Aros-Thornton

Portrait photograph of Valente Avalos
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Valente Avalos

Portrait photograph of Jessica Lynn Battle
Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Jessica Lynn Battle

Portrait photograph of Roya Bauman
Human Resources Specialist, Operations

Roya Bauman

Portrait photograph of Shakti Belway
Executive Director

Shakti Belway

Portrait photograph of Hannah Benton Eidsath
Senior Director, Justice and Equity

Hannah Benton Eidsath

Portrait photograph of Sabrina Bernadel
Manager, Education Civil Rights Alliance

Sabrina Bernadel

Portrait photograph of Beulah Bloxom
Director, Human Resources

Beulah Bloxom

Portrait photograph of Kamala Buchanan-Williams
Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Kamala Buchanan-Williams

Pallavi Bugga
Fiza Quraishi Legal Fellow, Legal Advocacy

Pallavi Bugga

Portrait photograph of Shane Carr
Senior Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Shane Carr

Portrait photograph of Darla Chavez Chavez
Program Associate, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Darla Chavez Chavez

Portrait photograph of Rosa Chiguila
Administrative Coordinator, Operations

Rosa Chiguila

Portrait photograph of Tiffany Clophus
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Tiffany Clophus

Portrait photograph of Maria Contreras
Community Policy Associate, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation

María Contreras

Portrait photograph of Esmeralda Cortez Rosales
Community Policy Associate, Health

Esmeralda Cortez Rosales

Portrait photograph of Cindy Cruz
Director, Health

Cindy Cruz

Portrait photograph of Daniela Czemerinski
Legal Fellow, Immigration

Daniela Czemerinski

Portrait photograph of Diane de Gramont
Attorney, Immigration

Diane de Gramont

Portrait photograph of Neha Desai
Senior Director, Immigration

Neha Desai

Portrait photograph of Ashley Dickerson
Director of Program, Compassionate Education Systems

Ashely Dickerson

Attorney, Justice and Equity Team

Ray Durham

Portrait photograph of Valeria Esparza
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Valeria Esparza

Portrait photograph of Dana Flores
Colorado Campaign Coordinator, Youth Justice

Dana Flores

Portrait photograph of Michelle François
Senior Director, Compassionate Education Systems

Michelle François

Portrait photograph of Crystal Garcia
Program Coordinator, Compassionate Education Systems

Crystal Garcia

Senior Policy Manager, Child Welfare

Tanya T. Gassenheimer

Portrait photograph of Sani Ghahremanians
Associate, Development

Sani Ghahremanians

Portrait photograph of Yvette Gomez
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Yvette Gomez

Portrait photograph of Victoria Gonzales
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Victoria Gonzales

Portrait photograph of Doreen Govari
Legal Fellow, Youth Justice

Doreen Govari

Portrait photograph of Dafna Gozani
Legislative and Policy Strategies Director

Dafna Gozani

Portrait photograph of Rebecca Gudeman
Senior Director, Health

Rebecca Gudeman

Portrait photograph of Alejandra Gutierrez
Policy Attorney, Youth Justice

Alejandra Gutierrez

Portrait photograph of Frankie Guzman
Senior Director, Youth Justice

Frankie Guzman

Portrait photograph of Jennifer Harris
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Jennifer Harris

Human Resources Representative, Operations

Ashley Hart

Portrait photograph of Jennie Hedges
Director of Program, Compassionate Education Systems

Jennie Hedges

Portrait photograph of Joy Hernandez
Senior Program Manager, Compassionate Education Systems

Joy Hernandez

Portrait photograph of Willis Jacobson
Media Relations Manager, Communications

Willis Jacobson

Portrait photograph of Karla James
Deputy Director of Operations

Karla James

Senior Attorney, Justice and Equity

Angelica Jiménez

Portrait photograph of Poonam Juneja
Senior Managing Director, Legal Advocacy

Poonam Juneja

Sarah LaCour
Education Law and Policy Research Manager

Sarah LaCour

Portrait photograph of Darya Larizadeh
Senior Policy Attorney, Youth Justice

Darya Larizadeh

Portrait photograph of Hong Le
Senior Attorney, Justice and Equity

Hong T. Le

Portrait photograph of Marie Lim-Moreno
Manager, Development

Marie Lim-Moreno

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Senior Director, Public Affairs & Strategies

Georgia Logothetis

Portrait photograph of Daniel J. Losen with red background
Senior Director, Education

Daniel J. Losen

Portrait photograph of Jacki Lusher
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Jacki Lusher

Portrait photograph of Alberto Maciel with dark blue background
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Alberto Maciel

Portrait photograph of Rebecca Magnuson
Paralegal, Legal Advocacy

Rebecca Magnuson

Portrait photograph of Dana Matsunami
Skadden Legal Fellow, Child Welfare

Dana Matsunami

Portrait photograph of Jessica Merino
Senior Program Associate, Health

Jessica Merino

Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Nina Monfredo

Portrait photograph of Jessica Montoya-Chaparro
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Jessica Montoya-Chaparro

Portrait photograph of Margaret Olmos
Director, Compassionate Education Systems

Margaret Olmos

Abrar Omeish
Legal Fellow, Legal Advocacy

Abrar Omeish

Portrait photograph of Seth Packrone
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Seth Packrone

Portrait photograph of Erica Parker
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Erica Parker

Portrait photograph of Dana Paycao with green background
Senior Policy Associate, Health

Dana Paycao

Portrait photograph of Miranda Perry
External Relations Manager, Communications

Miranda Perry

Portrait photograph of Freya Pitts
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Freya Pitts

Portrait photograph of Sandra Preciado
Education Liaison II, Compassionate Education Systems

Sandra Preciado

Portrait photograph of Kimberly Quiros-Elias
Senior Program Associate, Health

Kimberly Quiros-Elias

Portrait photograph of Alex Ramos
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Alex Ramos

Portrait photograph of Haley Reimbold
Director, Development

Haley Reimbold

Portrait photograph of Jasmine Richardson-Rushin
Attorney, Justice and Equity

Jasmine Richardson-Rushin

Portrait photograph of Carrie Rivera
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Carrie Rivera

Portrait photograph of Joanne Rodriguez
Program Manager, Compassionate Education Systems

Joanne Rodriguez

Portrait photograph of Leticia Ruelas
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Leticia Ruelas

Portrait photograph of David Sacks
Manager, Development

David Sacks

Portrait photograph of Aracele Salgado
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Aracele Salgado

Portrait photograph of Steven Sandoval
Education Liaison, Compassionate Education Systems

Steven Sandoval

Portrait photograph of Kayla Schivo
Senior Program Manager, Compassionate Education Systems

Kayla Schivo

Portrait photograph of Dan Senter
Deputy Director & Counsel, Compassionate Education Systems

Daniel Senter

Portrait photograph of Miranda Sheffield
Campaign Manager, Justice and Equity

Miranda Sheffield

Senior Managing Director, Legal Advocacy

Brenda Shum

Portrait photograph of Rachel Smith
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Immigration

Rachel Smith

Portrait photograph of Niarah Stansberry
Senior Program Associate, Health

Niarah Stansberry

Portrait photograph of Jean Strout
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Jean Strout

Portrait photograph of Jason Sutton
Senior Controller, Operations

Jason Sutton

Portrait photograph of Rachel Velcoff Hults
Director, Health

Rachel Velcoff Hults

Portrait photograph of Nola Vlasek
IT Coordinator, Operations

Nola Vlasek

Citrix Systems Racial and Social Justice Fellow, Justice and Equity

Gwen Walker

Portrait photograph of Kate Walker Brown
Senior Director, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Kate Walker Brown

Portrait photograph of Kristen Weber
Senior Director, Child Welfare

Kristen Weber

Portrait photograph of Natasha Wilkins
Policy and Stakeholder Manager, Education

Natasha Wilkins

Portrait photograph of Becky Wolozin
Senior Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Becky Wolozin

Portrait photograph of Mishan Wroe
Senior Attorney, Immigration

Mishan Wroe