Trudy Strassburger, Director of Advocacy, spent over a decade as a public defender. She started her career at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and transitioned to the Bronx Defenders where she was a staff attorney and later a team leader. Trudy later spent three and a half years as deputy director for a managed assigned counsel program in Travis County, Texas, where she instituted policies and training programs to improve the quality of indigent defense. She also started The Forensic Project after the closure of Austin’s DNA Lab. Trudy obtained her BA from Colorado College and her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law.