ALUMNI

Alumni Advisory Council

Purpose

The purpose of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) is to provide advice and counsel in support of Equal Justice Works’ alumni initiatives. 

The Alumni Advisory Council will work in partnership with the director of alumni relations to: 

  • Build lifelong relationships between Equal Justice Works, its Fellowship alumni, and current Fellows through programming, communication, and volunteerism 
  • Advance and promote Equal Justice Works’ mission and programs 
  • Represent the interests and concerns of alumni, while also representing interests of Equal Justice Works to its alumni 

The AAC seeks to achieve the following objectives: 

  • Represent the mission, vision, and values of Equal Justice Works in our communities; 
  • Build, strengthen, and engage the Equal Justice Works alumni network; 
  • Advance Equal Justice Works’ mission and programs; 
  • Assist with recognizing the achievements of alumni; and, 
  • Enhance alumni-Fellow relations. 
Membership

AAC membership is contingent upon an application and approval by the AAC Selection Committee comprised of Equal Justice Works staff in consultation with Council officers. Council officer selection is contingent upon an application, interview, and approval by the AAC Selection Committee composed of Equal Justice Works staff in consultation with exiting Council officers.  

The Alumni Advisory Council has a maximum of 15 members, not including the director of alumni relations. Members of the Alumni Advisory Council will be appointed to staggered three-year terms.  

All appointed AAC members are required to attend (in-person or virtually) the kick-off meeting in late August/early September each year.  

Application Timeline

Applications for membership will open annually in May and close in July. Applicants will be notified of the selection decisions by mid-August. Terms begin on September 1. 

Application Guidance

Alumni Advisory Council

Executive Committee Members

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Annie Lee

Chair, 2014 Fellow
Civil Rights Attorney, United States Department of Education

Antoinette Balta

Vice-Chair, 2011 Fellow
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Veterans Legal Institute

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Keith Hoffmann

Secretary, 2014 Fellow
Civil Rights Advocate, Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General

Alumni Advisory Council Members

Heather Abraham

2016 Fellow
Director of the Civil Rights & Transparency Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law

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Andrew Cederdahl

2016 Fellow
Assistant Iowa Attorney General, Iowa Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Division

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Laura Huizar

2012 Fellow
Immigrant Worker Justice Program Director, National Employment Law Project

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Meghan Kempf

2012 Fellow
Associate Director of Policy: IDD and Mental Health Services, Office of Chief Counsel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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Samantha Kubek

2016 Fellow
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor/Director, Hofstra Law School

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Runako Kumbula Allsopp

2002 Fellow
Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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Alicia Moon

2014 Fellow
Deputy Legal Counsel, Executive Office of the Governor, State of Michigan

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Aurora Martin

1999 Fellow
Co-Executive Director and Founder, Front and Centered & PopUp Justice

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Michael Pope

2010 Fellow
Executive Director, Youth Represent

Erik Provitt

2017 Fellow
Identity and Fraud Consultant, Equifax

Timothy Riveria

2007 Fellow
Associate Attorney, Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, Guice, Noah & Perkins, LLP

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Jeremy Rosen

2000 Fellow
Director of Economic Justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law