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PSVF Fellow: Anna Vande Velde (J.D. ’21)

KidsVoice

Pittsburgh, PA

Anna will be joining KidsVoice in Pittsburgh, PA, where she will work with and represent young folks who have recently aged out of foster care. As a law student, Anna served on the board of the Harvard Meditation Program, externed at the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and held internships with the MA Children’s Law Center and the MA Commission on the Status of Women. Under the guidance of the late Professor Susan Cole, she examined, critiqued, and advocated for changes to U.S. foster care systems, which disproportionately surveil and separate Black and Brown families. She is forever grateful to Prof. Cole for encouraging and inspiring her to pursue a lifetime of service and advocacy.