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Make the Road’s New Jersey Initiative

New Jersey, NJ

Lauren Herman pictureLauren will work at Make the Road’s New Jersey Initiative where she will provide comprehensive tax representation, advocacy, and community education to low-income immigrants in New Jersey. She has been working for a year as a law clerk to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. As a law student, she participated in the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, where she represented an indigenous Guatemalan client in asylum proceedings, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project. She worked as an intern for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Haifa, Israel. She has since gained a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Near Eastern Studies and Peace & Gender Studies from Cornell University. Before law school, she worked at the Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture & Social Justice as well as at the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.