Laurie Parise, Esq.

Founding Executive Director

In 2006, Laurie was awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship to start Youth Represent. Previously, as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, she created and implemented a youth reentry project at the Legal Action Center’s National H.I.R.E. Network. Laurie’s commitment to disenfranchised populations began in 1990 at the Rainforest Foundation, where she supported indigenous peoples in their efforts to protect their rights. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School where she was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow.