Alumni Advisory Council


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

The AAC 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. 

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

The Alumni Advisory Council application is now closed.

  • Applications Open: June 20, 2023
  • Applications Close: July 6, 2023
  • Interviews: July 17-21, 2023
  • Members Selected: August 3, 2023
  • Kick-off Meeting: September 6, 2023

AAC Guidance

Applications Closed

The Alumni Advisory Council application is now closed. Check back in the summer of 2024 for another chance to apply!

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Alumni Advisory Council

Executive Committee Members

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Annie Lee

Chair, 2014 Fellow
Director of Policy, Chinese for Affirmative Action

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Alicia Moon

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

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Meghan Kempf

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

Erik Provitt

Programming Chair, 2017 Fellow
Identity and Fraud Consultant, Equifax

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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Runako Kumbula Allsopp

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

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Sarah Belton

2010 Fellow
Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law, Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School

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Esha Bhandari

2011 Fellow
Deputy Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

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Oscar Fernandez

2016 and 2017 Fellow
Research Attorney and Practice Area Consultant, LexisNexis

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Samantha Kubek

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

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Jilisa Milton

2019 Fellow
State Policy Fellow, Alabama Arise

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Michael Pope

2010 Fellow
Executive Director, Youth Represent

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Claire Johnson Raba

2010 Fellow
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

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