I assist clients in the areas of employment law, criminal defense, and student rights.Practice Focus
I joined Zalkind as an associate following a fellowship at a legal aid organization in Boston. In my fellowship, I launched a clemency initiative focused on representing incarcerated Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ people. I collaborated with community-based organizations to revitalize clemency in Massachusetts. I also assisted clients in criminal record sealing and expungement cases.
Prior to that, I worked as a legal intern at Zalkind and focused on employment law issues including individual rights in the context of discrimination and harassment, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
While in law school, I completed three other internships where I researched gender identity and expression protections under Title VII, provided litigation support in the area of consumer protection and predatory home loan practices, and advocated for claimants applying for unemployment insurance.Prior Experience
Before law school, I worked at a middle school in East Boston for a nonprofit organization designed to build academic motivation through a combination of language arts and tennis activities.Why I Became a Lawyer
I became a lawyer to build a world grounded in the redress of systemic harms and redistribution of power to generate sustainable change. I believe that high quality representation is a critical tool to combat harms people experience in the criminal legal system, at work, and at school. Through compassionate and strategic advocacy, I work to assist my clients in obtaining positive resolutions for their legal problems.
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2021
B.A., Colby College, 2017
Commonwealth of Massachusetts