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I was born and raised in the Atlanta area (DeKalb County). I graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. I Graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2010. Because of my passion for giving back to the community in which I was raised, I have pursued a career in indigent defense, working for the Fulton County Public Defender's office in 2011. I now work with the Law office of the Public Defender in DeKalb County. I became a member of Gideon Promise in the summer of 2013.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.