Leadership

 

Presidents:

Francesca Procaccini

Travis West

Vice President:

Naomi Gilens

Treasurer:

Ellyn Gendler

Secretary:

Margaret Hazuka

Francesca Procaccini

Francesca is a 3L from Northampton, MA by way of Florence, Italy. She is an aspiring constitutional lawyer, and is especially interested in litigating First Amendment cases and advising on legal issues arising at the intersection of civil liberties and national security. Before law school, she did international human rights work and while at HLS she has worked to advance civil rights and civil liberties at the White House Counsel’s Office and the National Consumer Law Center.

Travis West

Travis is a 2L from Lubbock, Texas. He is an aspiring civil rights lawyer, and is interested in preserving privacy on the Internet and fighting the growing surveillance state. Before law school, he earned a Master’s degree in history from Texas Tech University. He worked at the ACLU of Nevada this past summer.

Naomi Gilens

Naomi is a 2L and a 2011 graduate of Princeton University. Before law school, she did criminal justice work with court-involved youth and worked for the ACLU Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology. She spent her 1L summer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is especially interested in working to protect civil liberties in the face of changing technology.

Ellyn Gendler

Ellyn is a 3L from Grand Rapids, MI, interested in traditional civil rights law. She has experience with ACLU-style impact litigation, having summered with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU of Northern California in San Francisco, and with direct services through her work with the Tenant Advocacy Project and the Trauma Learning and Policy Initiative (Education Law Clinic). Before law school she was in the Michigan Marching Band and taught English in Bedmar, a small town in southern Spain.

Margaret Hazuka

Margaret is a 2L at HLS from Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon graduation, she aspires to do impact litigation work for civil rights and civil liberties issues. She is specifically interested in reproductive, education, and privacy rights. While at HLS she has worked to advance women’s and reproductive rights at Legal Voice in Seattle, WA, and is exploring the world of employment discrimination and worker’s rights at Greater Boston Legal Services.

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