Skylar joined the Metropolitan Equity Team as a Legal Fellow in September of 2022, where they work with grassroots groups to build community power and fight for economic and racial justice in housing, transportation, and climate issues throughout California. During Law School they interned at a variety of organizations focused on finding creative ways to use the law to meet the needs of communities. They worked with and learned from the NAACP LDF, the Civil Rights Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and Project South. Skylar also spent time researching and writing papers about legal and policy transformations designed to build the power of historically disenfranchised communities. In one paper they worked with incarcerated people to ask what policies might best help to resist and heal from harms created by and within the prison system. In another they asked how to give heavily affected neighborhoods the power to create policies that would prevent future community-based harms similar to those caused by COVID-19. Before law school, they taught sexual violence prevention workshops in both schools and professional spaces.
Skylar graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies and English in 2017. They graduated from New York University School of Law in 2022. As a law student, they were a Senior Articles Editor with the Review of Law and Social Change