Andrea Nieves, senior legal counsel, previously worked as the senior policy attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services, a public defender office in New York City. Andrea began her legal career at the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham, North Carolina, as a J. Kirk Osborn Fellow where she represented people facing the death penalty at trial. She then spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar at the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence in Jakarta, Indonesia. She also previously represented people in their capital post-conviction appeals while working as a staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham. Andrea graduated from from Occidental College in 2007 and from New York University School of Law in 2010.