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Bethan Eynon

September 2012-August 2014

Bethan Eynon

Bethan Eynon graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2007. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012. During law school, Bethan focused on creating and administering pro bono opportunities through which supervised law students offer legal services to low-income citizens of North Carolina. She worked closely with Center attorneys to sustain the Wills Project, which provides no-cost advance directives to residents of low-income, rural, minority communities. She was the 2011-2012 Director of the UNC Law Pro Bono Program, and was a student attorney with the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic.

Bethan was a summer intern in 2011 and rejoined the Center in 2012 as the 2012-2014 Community Inclusion Attorney Fellow.

Peter Gilbert

May 2010-August 2014

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert was graduated from Yale University in 2003. After college, Peter began a graduate program in physics at North Carolina State University, where he met his partner, Elena. During law school Peter twice co-chaired the annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity. Upon graduation, Peter served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge William Osteen Jr. in the Middle District of North Carolina. He was a summer intern with the Center in 2007 and was invited to rejoin the Center as the 2010-2012 Community Inclusion Attorney Fellow. Peter then served as the 2012-2014 Equal Justice Works Fellow during which time he focused on developing the Center's Inclusion Project.

Taiyyaba Qureshi

July 2011-August 2013

Taiyyaba Qureshi

Attorney Fellow Taiyyaba A. Qureshi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her law degree with honors at UNC School of Law. During law school, Taiyyaba participated in the Legal Education and Advancement Program, tutoring and mentoring fellow students, served two terms on the Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, and worked in the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic. Taiyyaba was a summer intern in 2009 and rejoined the Center in 2011 as the Educational Advancement and Fair Opportunities Fellow, where she serves communities across the state on school desegregation and education quality and equality issues.

Taiyyaba has also published two legal articles: "State of Emergency: General Pervez Musharraf's Executive Assault on Judicial Independence in Pakistan"in the NC Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, and "The Convention Against Torture, Extraordinary Rendition, and the Prospects for Treaty Application in North Carolina," published by the UNC Immigration and Human Rights Policy Clinic.

Benita Jones

August 2009-August 2011

Benita Jones

Fellow Benita N. Jones is a graduate of Yale University. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Dean's Scholar and a recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. As an undergraduate, Benita taught violin and directed a university-based nonprofit that partners Yale students with underserved public school students in New Haven, CT to provide free private music lessons. During law school, Benita was a student attorney in Georgetown's Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development, where she designed and co-taught finance and entrepreneurship workshops for clinic clients and provided legal counsel to housing cooperatives. Benita also updated the District of Columbia Tenant Survival Guide, a Harrison Institute publication in circulation throughout D.C. Before joining the Center, Benita was an associate at Klein Hornig LLP, where her practice included complex affordable housing financing transactions and economic development initiatives. Benita joined the Center in August 2009 to focus on education issues.

Sarah Krishnaraj

November 2008-July 2010

Sarah Krishnaraj

Sarah is a three-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sarah earned a Master of Social Work in 2003 and a law degree in 2008. Prior to entering law school, Sarah worked as a research assistant to Sen. Ellie Kinnaird in the NC General Assembly and served as an Americorps VISTA with Progressive Redevelopment, Inc., an affordable housing developer in Atlanta, GA. During law school, Sarah pursued a variety of public interest and pro bono activities including working with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Durham County Attorney's Office. Following her second year of law school, Sarah received the Hank Tersango Public Interest Scholarship to pursue an internship with the National Women's Law Center. While at NWLC, Sarah worked in the Family Economic Security division helping to craft legislation and public policies to assist economically vulnerable women. Sarah joined the Center in November 2008 and focused on community inclusion and economic development issues.

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