Meet Our Fellows

Explore the work of current Equal Justice Works Fellows and alumni, learn more about their projects and inspiration, and view recent media coverage of their work. You can search our Fellows by name, law school, issue area, service location, and more.

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Omari Al-Qadaffi

Host: Legal Aid Justice Center

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Carly Anderson

Host: Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

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Benjamin Apt

Host: Legal Aid Justice Center

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

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DeAnna B. Smith

Host: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

Mara Casseday

Host: Legal Aid Justice Center

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, Legal Aid Justice Center, MetLife Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Nam Mee Cho

Host: Tahirih Justice Center

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel Choi

Host: Virginia Justice Center

Sponsor: Anonymous

John Paul Cimino

Host: William & Mary Law School, Helping Military Veterans Through Higher Education

Sponsor: Covington & Burling LLP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Morgan Colonna

Host: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

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Jamesa D. Parker

Host: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

Eleyse D’andrea

Host: William & Mary Law School

Sponsor: Hogan Lovells, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Laura Dobbs

Host: Virginia Poverty Law Center

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

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Marianela Funes

Host: Tenants and Workers United

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

Joseph Gesley

Host: Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

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Lindsay Harris

Host: Tahirih Justice Center

Sponsor: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Daryl F. Hayott

Host: Virginia Poverty Law Center

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Palmer Heenan

Host: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Stacy Jones

Host: National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children, U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants

Kevin Keenan

Host: The Legal Aid Justice Center -- Just Children Program

Sponsor: Equal Justice Works

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Brandon L. Ballard

Host: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

Current Fellow

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