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  • PSVF Fellow: Asmara Carbado (J.D. ’15)

    July 22, 2019

    Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) of the Federal Public Defenders Los Angeles, CA Asmara will work with the CHU of the Federal Public Defenders in Los…

  • PSVF Fellow: Andres Rapoport (J.D. ’15)

    July 22, 2019

    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) Los Angeles, CA Andres will focus on immigrant and workers’ rights at the NLSLA. He will prepare…

  • PSVF Fellow: Ariel Ashtamker (J.D. ’19)

    July 3, 2019

    Ariel will be joining the ACLU of Nevada in her hometown of Las Vegas. As a law student, Ariel worked at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic of Greater Boston Legal Services, DNA-People’s Legal Services, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Earthjustice, and the Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

  • PSVF Fellow: Natalie Trigo Reyes (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Natalie will be working as a staff attorney in the International Department of the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Center Prodh), one of Mexico’s leading human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—leading the fight against government misconduct and impunity by defending and promoting the respect for human rights in Mexico, focusing on traditionally marginalized communities, such as indigenous peoples, women, and migrants.

  • PSVF Fellow: Elisa Quiroz (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Elisa will be working at TRIAL International in Geneva, Switzerland. At TRIAL she will work as a staff attorney with the Investigations and Criminal Law Division (ICLD), which brings cases against individuals and corporations for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and apartheid.

  • PSVF Fellow: Tara Louise Casey (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    As a Kaufman Fellow at the Centre for Criminal Appeals in London, Tara will work with the Women’s Justice Initiative on strategic litigation and policy advocacy focused on appealing the convictions and sentences of women in prison.

  • PSVF Fellow: Matthew Griechen (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Matthew Griechen will spend his fellowship year with Reprieve working on its projects related to human rights and counterterrorism.

  • PSVF Fellow: Kimberly Grano (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Kimberly will spend her fellowship year with the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, where she will work with the immigrants' rights litigation team.

  • PSVF Fellow: Emerson Gordon-Marvin (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Emerson Gordon-Marvin has been awarded the Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship to work Dēmos, where he will fight disenfranchisement stemming from the criminal-justice system.

  • PSVF Fellow: Ali Szemanski (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Ali Szemanski will serve as a PSVF Redstone Fellow at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, in the organization’s Pittsburgh office, where she was lucky to intern between her second and third years of law school. She will work as a junior staff attorney on the organization’s ongoing litigation, as well as help to investigate and develop potential new cases.

  • PSVF Fellow: Luna Borges Pereira Santos (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Luna was selected as a Kaufman Fellow to work with International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). There she will work with their Rights and Justice Unit, mostly on advocacy, litigation, and in support to youth leadership to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Americas and Caribbean.

  • PSVF Fellow: Sarah Blair (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Sarah Blair will spend her fellowship year at Uptown People’s Law Center (UPLC) in Chicago, providing direct services to female prisoners and ensuring that their needs are addressed in UPLC’s ongoing and future impact litigation.

  • PSVF Fellow: Anastassia Baldrige (J.D. ’18)

    June 20, 2019

    Ana Baldrige will represent individuals sentenced to death in their post-conviction proceedings at the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • PSVF Fellow: Miranda Mammen (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Miranda Mammen is going to work with the National Domestic Workers Alliance in Oakland, CA. Her project will enforce and improve labor standards for domestic workers across the state, including nannies, house cleaners, and personal attendants for elders and people with disabilities.

  • PSVF Fellow: Radhika Kapoor (LL.M. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    As a Kaufman Fellow, Radhika has elected to work at the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) in Washington DC as a Law Fellow specializing in transitional justice for conflict-ridden and newly post-conflict countries.

  • PSVF Fellow: Alexi Jenkins (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Alexi Jenkins will spend her fellowship year at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), establishing clinics at domestic violence shelters in order to meet the family law needs of immigrant survivors of color.

  • PSVF Fellow: Milo Inglehart (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Milo Inglehart will be joining the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in New York City on a Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service. Milo will be working to improve access to health care for low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex New Yorkers through direct representation, coalition building, and policy advocacy.

  • PSVF Fellow: Jianing Xie (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Jianing Xie will be working at Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) in Chicago, Illinois to establish a Family Defense Practice for the organization.

  • PSVF Fellow: Sara Oh (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Sara will be working as a staff attorney with World Relief in Chicago, Illinois, providing legal aid to refugees, asylum seekers, and others seeking humanitarian immigration services.

  • PSVF Fellow: Madeleine O’Neill (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Madeleine O’Neill will be representing indigent clients facing the death penalty as a member of the Capital Litigation Unit at Southern Center for Human Rights.

  • PSVF Fellow: Eliza McDuffie (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Eliza McDuffie will be working at the MacArthur Justice Center’s Appellate Project in Washington, D.C., where she will focus on using appellate litigation as a vehicle for change in the criminal justice system.

  • PSVF Fellow: Natalie McCauley (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Natalie will join the Public International Law & Policy Group as a Law Fellow in their Washington, DC headquarters and Amman, Jordan field office.

  • PSVF Fellow: Amy Maurer (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Amy Maurer is going to work at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York City. She will focus on enforcing and expanding the rights of workers in the home healthcare industry through direct representation, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.

  • PSVF Fellow: Megan Vees (J.D. ’18)

    June 20, 2019

    Megan Vees will be working at The Bail Project, which combats mass incarceration by posting bail for defendants who would otherwise remain detained due to poverty.

  • PSVF Fellow: Megan Field (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Megan Field will spend her fellowship year at American Oversight, using public records laws to expose and fight corruption in the executive branch.

  • PSVF Fellow: Hayley Evans (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    At Rights Watch (UK), Hayley will work on issues at the intersection of human rights and national security. In particular, she will work to address the impact of counterterrorism and preventing/countering violent extremism laws, polices, and practices on women’s human rights.

  • PSVF Fellow: Lindsay Bailey (J.D. ’19)

    June 20, 2019

    Lindsay Bailey will spend her fellowship year with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in San Francisco, California working with victims of torture and other human rights violations seeking civil remedies under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act.

  • PSVF Fellow: Samuel Reese (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Mississippi Center for Justice Jackson, MI Sam Reese was awarded the Langer Fellowship and will be working with the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson,…

  • PSVF Fellow: Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    As a recipient of the Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service, Michael will be working on issues of children’s rights and justice for children in Cambodia. Throughout law school, he actively sought opportunities to assist in protecting children, especially in Southeast Asia.

  • PSVF Fellow: Aaron Hanford (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Aaron was awarded the Summer M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service to work with Prairie State Legal Services. He will be serving as a staff attorney working in the full range of legal aid areas with a focus on low-income tax problems and Medicaid denials.

  • PSVF Fellow: Joseph Breen (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Joe Breen has been awarded the Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship to work at the New York Legal Assistance Group, where he will combat fraud and predatory lending in higher education with a focus on representing military veterans.

  • PSVF Fellow: Carina Bentata Gryting (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Carina Bentata Gryting will spend her fellowship year with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in San Francisco, California working with victims of torture and other human rights violations seeking civil remedies under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act.

  • PSVF Fellow: Musa Kika (LL.M. ’17)

    July 25, 2018

    Musa will be joining the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in Harare, Zimbabwe to do election-related human rights litigation. Zimbabwe finds itself in a precarious governance complexity, with government-sponsored human rights abuses spiking during election season. In 2018 the country goes for harmonized elections, and slowly human rights abuses involving the security apparatus and political party functionaries are on the rise.

  • PSVF Fellow: Evelyn Zheng (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Evelyn Zheng, JD’18 will be working with Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA), based in Accra, Ghana, on challenges in human rights and development. They first became involved in political activism while studying for their bachelor’s at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • PSVF Fellow: Katherine Robinson (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Katherine Robinson was awarded the Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service to work at The Bail Project, the first nationwide bail fund. There she will aid clients seeking to post bail, facilitate the organization's expansion into new jurisdictions, and pursue litigation related to the bail system.

  • Samuel Reese (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    Sam Reese was awarded the Langer Fellowship and will be working with the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Mississippi. While at the organization, Sam will work to reform the Justice Courts, or small claims courts, of Mississippi by providing legal assistance to indigent individuals navigating the court system.

  • PSVF Fellow: Collin Poirot (J.D. ’18)

    July 25, 2018

    As a Public Service Venture Fund Fellow at Project South, Collin Poirot is working to vindicate the rights of marginalized immigrant communities across the South, while providing legal support to grassroots movements with a focus on combatting surveillance and racial profiling.

  • PSVF Fellow: Michael Perloff (J.D. ’17)

    July 24, 2018

    As a fellow with ACLU-DC, Michael will challenge unconstitutional policing in the District of Columbia through impact litigation and direct representation.  This work will build on his experiences at Harvard Law School, where he interned with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, launched an advocacy initiative as chair of the Prison Legal Assistance Project’s Policy Committee, and served as a student attorney with Harvard’s Housing Law Clinic.

  • PSVF Fellow: Catherine Ordonez (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Cat has been awarded a 2018 PSVF Fellowship and the Skirnick Fellowship to work as a staff attorney at Towards Justice in Denver, Colorado. At Towards Justice, Cat will work to recover stolen wages and empower workers in Denver through direct representation and community lawyering in partnership with a collaborating workers’ center, Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores.

  • PSVF Fellow: Alyssa Oravec (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Alyssa Oravec has been awarded a PSVF fellowship to work with Equality Now in New York.  Her work with Equality Now will focus on ending sexual violence against women and adolescent girls and achieving legal equality.   During her time at HLS, Alyssa took part in three clinics: the International Human Rights Clinic, Making Rights Real: the Ghana Project, and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. 

  • PSVF Fellow: Nicholas O’Neill (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Nick O’Neill will be joining the City of Boston Law Department to support the City’s work on behalf of its citizens through litigation and internal legal advising for municipal agencies.

  • PSVF Fellow: Clíodhna Ni Cheileachair (LL.M. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Clíodhna completed her LL.M at HLS after obtaining a first degree in law and philosophy from University College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to coming to HLS, she worked as a teaching assistant in criminal law, company law and the philosophy of law in University College Dublin and as a paralegal in a corporate firm, focusing on healthcare litigation and employment law.

  • PSVF Fellow: Annie Manhardt (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    ith the support of the PSVF Fine Fellowship, the Borchard Fellowship in Law and Aging, and the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale, she hopes to reduce this disparity by returning to the Prisoners' Rights Office in Vermont, where she will implement a project addressing the needs of the state's growing population of elders under penal supervision.

  • PSVF Fellow: Nasheen Kalkat (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Nasheen will be working at Reprieve in London, UK with support from the Public Service Venture Fund and a Harvard University Travelling Fellowship. She will contribute to the cases of individuals facing the death penalty in Pakistan and across South Asia and create international advocacy campaigns for abolition in partnership with local Pakistani organizations.

  • PSVF Fellow: Lisa Glukstein (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Lisa Gluckstein (HLS '18) plans to use her J.D. to promote inclusive and sustainable urban development. She has worked at the intersection of urban development, local government, and human rights through a variety of organizations, including the Tenant Advocacy Project, the California Office of the Attorney General, and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.

  • PSVF Fellow: Mariana Garcia Jimeno (LL.M. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Colombia Diversa Bogota, Colombia Mariana is a Colombian lawyer that graduated from her LL.M. in 2018. Before coming to Harvard Law School she worked in…

  • PSVF Fellow: Richard Frost (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Rich has been awarded a 2018 PSVF fellowship to work at the Education Law Center in Newark, New Jersey. He will focus on anti-bullying efforts in order to ensure all students can feel safe and supported in school, seeking to counteract unique threats brought about by the current political climate and the cyber era.

  • PSVF Fellow: Jacqueline Ebert (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Jackie Ebert is thrilled to have to opportunity to spend her fellowship term at Legal Services of Greater Miami where she will be working with the staff and guests at Lotus Village, a trauma-informed homeless shelter serving over 500 women and children each night in Miami-Dade County, to address guests’ legal barriers to housing stability, sustainability, and self-determination.

  • PSVF Fellow: Joseph Crupi (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Joseph's professional and academic work focuses on negotiations, with an emphasis on peace negotiations. During law school, Joseph worked with the Public International Law & Policy Group's Sudan peace negotiations team and the International Commission of Jurists' ASEAN program, in addition to clinical placements through the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and the International Human Rights Clinic.

  • PSVF Fellow: Katrina Braun (J.D. ’18)

    July 24, 2018

    Katrina Braun (Katie) will be working at the ACLU of North Carolina representing unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers, particularly in appeals challenging the lack of procedural rights afforded to this highly vulnerable population.