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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Washington, DC

Liz joined the litigation team of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in their Washington, D.C. office. At LDF, Liz will be fighting for racial justice by litigating a variety of cases across the country in each of LDF’s core practice areas: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Education, and Political Participation. At Harvard Law School, Liz served as co-President of the Native American Law Students Association, and organizes HLS’s annual Freedom Seder. As part of the Native Amicus Briefing project, Liz helped author a federal district court brief arguing for tribal fishing rights. Liz spent her summers at the Appellate Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and on the Judiciary Committee Staff for Senator Richard Blumenthal, where she worked on bills concerning immigration, gun regulation, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Prior to law school, Liz worked on Indian policy for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and received her MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge where she studied the relationship between American Indian political empowerment and Christian theology. Liz is a proud Nambe Pueblo tribal member. At Nambe, Liz is an active member of the Pueblo’s traditional religious community, volunteers for the tribe’s education department, and served on a non-profit exploratory committee.