Caroline joined Brooklyn Defender Services as an attorney with the Civil Justice Practice in March of 2019. Caroline is thrilled to be in a position to address the often overlooked civil collateral consequences for low-income clients who have had interactions with the family, immigration and criminal systems.
Prior to law school, Caroline spent a few years exploring her career options. She suffered as a corporate paralegal for ages (less than a year) and then, after quickly realizing the corporate world was not for her, she moved to rural Tanzania for a year and volunteered with an organization whose goal was to establish and support small farmers’ cooperatives.
While in law school, Caroline was actively involved in public interest focusing on criminal defense and asylum law. She interned at various organizations including Human Rights First and the Juvenile Services Division of the DC Public Defender. During her final year of law school, Caroline participated in the CALS clinic where she represented a detained individual facing deportation.
Following law school, Caroline worked as a housing fellow at Sanctuary for Families and most recently, she worked as staff attorney with the Tenants’ Rights Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
Caroline currently lives in Brooklyn but originally hails from the exotic isle of Manhattan. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. in Anthropology from Bates College.