Charly is a special projects attorney in NHeLP’s Washington DC office. Prior to NHeLP, Charly worked for Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she represented clients in evictions and public benefits appeals. At Legal Aid, Charly had the privilege of representing tenants who desired to hold their landlords to account for poor living conditions in rental housing. She also helped establish connections to free civil legal services and resources specifically for LGBTQ North Carolinians.
Charly graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Studies and a minor in Public Policy. While at NYU, Charly worked to expand free and low-cost healthy food programs across the city. After graduation, Charly worked for an AmeriCorps program in Newark, New Jersey supporting efforts for education reform.
Charly earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She worked for the Civil Rights Clinic and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender and the Law. Charly is inspired by activists of the civil rights movement and the early HIV/AIDS epidemic and hopes to carry their legacy.
When she is not fighting for justice, Charly is trying to make food grow in her garden or exploring the outdoors. She has logged hundreds of miles solo-backpacking the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.