All items tagged 'Staff Attorney'

María de Lourdes Vaello-Calderón

María de Lourdes Vaello-Calderón (she/her) is a staff attorney in the Housing Rights practice. She is a human rights lawyer and community advocate, having worked at the intersection of the right to housing and disaster recovery in her native Puerto

Kiki Tapiero

Kiki Tapiero (they/them) is a multiracial latinx queer abolitionst and an Immigrants’ Rights Staff Attorney. Prior to joining TakeRoot Justice, Kiki was a NYIFUP attorney at The Bronx Defenders for two years, where they represented individuals detained by ICE. At

Kimberly Fayette

Kimberly is a Staff Attorney in the Workers’ Rights practice area. She graduated from Brown University and the New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar. Prior to joining TakeRoot, she served as a

Samantha Wilhelm

Samantha Wilhelm is a staff attorney on the Workers’ Rights team. Prior to joining TakeRoot Justice, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Lois Bloom at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Samantha

Claribel Morales

Claribel Morales is a staff attorney in the Housing Justice practice area. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Claribel earned her degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 and Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2014 from John Jay College of

Fred Magovern

Fred is a staff attorney on the Housing Rights team. He graduated from CUNY Law School in 2021. During law school, Fred interned at the Family Defense Practice of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, the Housing Rights Project at

Jenny Akchin

Jenny is a staff attorney in the Housing Rights unit. Before joining TakeRoot Justice, Jenny worked at Picture the Homeless, where she provided research and policy expertise in support of homeless-led housing campaigns. J.D., CUNY School of Law (2020), M.S.,