Zoe Zakin
Human Rights Scholar

Zoe Zakin is a second-year law student from Washington, DC committed to education equity, family defense, and abolition. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Global Studies and Anthropology in 2016. Before law school she was an AmeriCorps volunteer in DC at an education nonprofit where she led an after-school enrichment program. She then spent six months traveling in South America and teaching English online, before moving to New York where she worked in recruiting at Google. Last summer she was an intern at the ACLU’s Disability Rights Project where she worked on prison release litigation in response to COVID-19. At NYU, she’s a co-chair of the Public Interest Law Student Association, member of the Education Advocacy Clinic, staff editor at the Review of Law and Social Change, co-chair of Law Women’s High School Mentorship Program, and intake manager for the Suspension Representation Project.


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