Hetal Dhagat (she/her) is a Senior Attorney in the Pittsburgh office of the Education Law Center. She supports ELC’s litigation and policy advocacy across all issue areas. Previously, she engaged in litigation and advised clients on issues of environmental law. Hetal has represented families in immigration proceedings, taught English as a second language, and interned with the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, she taught and supported an afterschool program for middle school students in Boston, Massachusetts through AmeriCorps. She also taught English to elementary school children in Costa Rica. Hetal graduated from Tufts University and the Northwestern University School of Law, where she was the Development Editor of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and the recipient of a Leonard S. Rubinowitz Public Interest Fellowship.
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