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.