Kristina Moon joined the Philadelphia office of Education Law Center as a staff attorney in May 2016. She supports ELC’s litigation and policy advocacy across all issue areas. Previously, Kristina worked as a staff attorney with Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, where she used litigation and administrative advocacy to advance the rights of incarcerated individuals and specialized in young adult advocacy. Prior to that, as a litigation associate at Dechert LLP she coordinated the firm’s efforts in a federal civil rights action challenging the excessive use of solitary confinement for youth with mental health needs in delinquency placement. Kristina also worked as an attorney with Juvenile Law Center where she was a member of the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” litigation team and employed legislative and litigation strategies to combat the criminalization of consensual teen technology use. Kristina is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Temple University Beasley School of Law where she was a research editor for The Temple Law Review and participated in several clinics, internships and student groups focused on advocating for indigent criminal defendants, low-income families and LGBT individuals. Prior to law school, Kristina worked in direct service with underserved youth and families through an AmeriCorps violence-prevention position in Seattle, WA and an after-school program in Ithaca, NY.
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