Hello! I’m a lawyer, advocate, and writer in New York, where I work on women’s rights and feminist policy and advocacy.  Previously, I’ve worked and consulted internationally on issues of access to justice, women’s rights, and the legal empowerment of marginalized communities. I’m passionate about exploring ways to make justice systems more responsive and accessible to survivors of gender-based violence.

I’ve provided legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in Brooklyn, NY.  I also offer legal and policy research, grant writing, and strategy support to non-profits and foundations.

I’ve worked with communities and organizations in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Washington D.C., Boston, and New York. In 2015-2016, I was a Presidential Fellow with the Open Society Foundations.  In 2014, I published Examining the Effectiveness of Legal Empowerment as a Pathway out of Poverty: A Case Study of BRAC as part of the World Bank Justice and Development Working Paper Series. I’ve got a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

I’m also a writer & occasional poet. My writing and poetry have been published in The Rumpus, Catapult, Lunch Ticket, Kitchen Work, Ravishly, and Sky Island Journal. I also love coffee, travel, and photography.