Amanda Alexander

Detroit, MI
September 2013–March 2015

Through direct legal services, client education, targeted litigation, and advocacy, Detroit native Amanda Alexander will work to minimize the ways an entire family suffers when a parent is incarcerated.

Alexander is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2013. While in law school, she co-founded the Women, Incarceration, and Family Law Clinic Project, interned at the Bronx Defenders, and served as an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She has been a researcher for author Naomi Klein, the Columbia Center for Contemporary Black History’s Harlem Digital Archive, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, and was the co-founder and national advocacy coordinator for the Student Global Aids Campaign, the largest student AIDS advocacy organization in the nation. Alexander graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.