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Soros Justice Fellow, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project
Lynda Garcia is a Soros Justice Fellow with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project. Her work focuses on police and drug policy reform, specifically, challenging the selective enforcement of low-level offenses against communities of color. During law school, Lynda clerked and interned at the Bronx Defenders, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Leitner Center International Law & Development in Africa Clinic, the ACLU’s Center for Justice, and the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Lynda graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School, where she was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest and the recipient of the Public Interest Valedictorian Award. She earned her B.A. at Hunter College of the City University of New York.