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Keli Young

Keli Young, legal counsel, graduated from New York University School of Law in 2015. While at NYU, she served on the board of the Black Allied Law Students Association and as the director of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. As a member of the Immigrant Defense Clinic, she assisted immigration attorneys in Manhattan in defense of undocumented individuals facing removal because of criminal convictions, and as a member of the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic, she assisted criminal public defenders in Brooklyn. Keli clerked during law school for Legal Outreach Inc. and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Keli has also worked as a research consultant for the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in New York City, where she worked on policies to reduce the population on Rikers Island and racial disparity throughout the criminal justice system. Keli graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in psychology.