Emma Shimp

Emma Shimp is the program assistant for the Law School Engagement and Advocacy unit at Equal Justice Works.

Emma joined Equal Justice Works as a recent graduate of the University of Virginia. While in school, she volunteered for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville, VA, serving as a crisis counselor on a 24/7 Hotline for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Emma is passionate about women’s health and rights and supporting the work of students in public interest law.

Emma was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in Medical Anthropology with a minor in Women’s Studies.

Kirsten Fruit joined Equal Justice Works in September 2019. In her role as senior program manager for law school engagement & advocacy, Kirsten oversees law school membership and outreach, as well as the organization’s annual Conference & Career Fair.

Before joining the staff of Equal Justice Works, Kirsten spent four years as a public affairs officer at the British Embassy, where she managed outreach, communications, and media relations for the Northern Ireland Executive’s office in North America.

Kirsten attended graduate school at The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) where she received an MSc with Distinction in Politics and Communication. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Montana, earning BAs in Print Journalism and Political Science (Public Law). She is a proud native of Missoula, Montana.

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Aoife Delargy Lowe is the vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works, where she works with law school professionals, law students, and the public interest community on issues including careers in public interest law, educational debt, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Her department facilitates short-term student fellowship opportunities, the largest public service legal career fair in the country, and educational, leadership and networking opportunities for students.

Aoife was born in New York and raised in Galway, Ireland. Barred in New York State, Aoife has a diverse background in public interest law and law school administration. Previously, she served as the Associate Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. Before becoming Associate Director, she was the law school’s Pro Bono Coordinator.

Before joining the staff of Equal Justice Works, Aoife served as a law school professional member on the organization’s National Advisory Committee. In 2019, she served as the Chair of the Irish Network D.C. (IN-DC). She was named one of the Irish Echo’s ’40 under 40′ in 2016, and in 2018 she received a D.C. Legal Hacker Award for her work with the Washington Council of Lawyers’ National Pro Bono Week Committee.

Aoife graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a B.A.I. (French & Law) and LL.B (Law) before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2011.

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Sarah Jasper is a program manager for the law school engagement & advocacy unit at Equal Justice Works.

After graduating from college, Sarah, a native of Rockland, Massachusetts, taught in various elementary schools. She taught English in Madrid, Spain to both adults and children before coming back to the U.S. to be a first grade teacher and an afterschool counselor. After teaching for some years, Sarah decided to enter the nonprofit world to continue to find ways to help people. She was drawn to Equal Justice Works because of her passion for helping others gain access to the pathways they need to overcome inequality and achieve lifelong success.

Sarah earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Boston University.

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Brooke Meckler is the director of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works, where she works to communicate the full range of public interest opportunities offered by the organization to law students and law schools, and to expand the organization’s law student and law school membership through engagement initiatives and relationship building. She also manages the Rural Summer Legal Corps program and the National Advisory Committee.

Brooke, a Buffalo, New York native, worked as a project manager and in-house counsel at a Western New York commercial real estate company before joining Equal Justice Works. While in law school, Brooke worked with various organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals, including helping victims of domestic violence obtain divorces during her Fellowship at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Brooke has a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and received her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, graduating cum laude with Pro Bono and Community Service Honors. She is licensed to practice law in New York State and the District of Columbia.

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