Carissa Peterson is a third-year law student at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Following her first year of law school, Carissa was an AmeriCorps JD intern at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she assisted the Elder Justice Clinic in providing high quality legal services to adults who had been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Carissa has also interned at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, AARP Foundation Litigation, and also served as an Equal Justice Works Student Representative, promoting public interest law on her school’s campus.
Prior to law school, Carissa worked in medical education administration and research ethics in the university setting. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University.