B.A., Honors English, California State University, Northridge (1991).
JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1997).
M.Sc., European and International Politics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Rotary Scholar) (1993).
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School (2008).
Co-founder, Yale Law School San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (with Yale Law Professor Heather K. Gerken) (2006-present). For more information, please see: http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/SFALP.htm.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Rutgers-Camden Law School (2009-2010).
San Francisco City Attorney's Office: Founding Executive Director, Affirmative Litigation Task Force (2006-2009);Deputy City Attorney (2003-2012).
Law Clerk, Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997-1998).
Expanding Local Enforcement of State and Federal Consumer Protection Laws, 40 Fordham Urban L. J. (forthcoming Fall 2013).
Marriage and the Court: San Francisco's Role in the Debate, GGU Magazine, p. 22 (sp. 2013).
The Case for Local Constitutional Enforcement, 47 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2012).
San Francisco and the Rising Culture of Engagement in Local Public Law Offices, in K. Claussen, et al., ed. Why the Local Matters: Federalism, Localism, and Public Interest Advocacy (Columbia University School of Law. Attorneys General Program.; Yale Law School. Liman Public Interest Program, 2010).
The Family and Medical Leave Act, (ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law 2006) Contributing author.
Through the Looking Glass: Recent Developments in Affirmative Action, 11 Berkeley Women's L. J. 182 (1996).