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Equal Justice Works Welcomes Carissa Peterson to Board of Directors

/ Press Release

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce that Carissa Peterson has joined the organization’s board of directors. Ms. Peterson is in her second year at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where she also serves as an Equal Justice Works Student Representative.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carissa to the Equal Justice Works Board,” said David Stern, Executive Director, Equal Justice Works. “She is a talented young leader, with impressive experiences before and during law school. She has an unwavering commitment to our mission to expand public interest programming on law school campuses.”

During her time in law school, Ms. Peterson has been deeply committed to public service. She recently served as a member of the Equal Justice Works’ Elder Justice AmeriCorps JD Program, where she worked at Legal Services of Northern Virginia providing legal assistance to victims of elder abuse. She also interned at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, researching and writing about topics related to healthcare decision-making and physician aid-in-dying legislation.

“It is an honor to join the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors,” said Ms. Peterson. “I have tremendous respect for the organization and I look forward to supporting its efforts to create innovative opportunities for those who choose to dedicate their legal careers to underserved communities.”

Ms. Peterson previously worked in medical education administration and research ethics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the San Francisco State University.

It is an honor to join the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors. I have tremendous respect for the organization and I look forward to supporting its efforts to create innovative opportunities for those who choose to dedicate their legal careers to underserved communities.

Carissa Peterson /
Board Member, Equal Justice Works

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