Interns

Rachel Pincus, Legal Intern

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Rachel Pincus (any pronouns) is a 2L at CUNY School of Law that currently serves on the executive boards of the Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY’s chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. After graduating from Reed College in 2014 with an interdisciplinary degree in chemistry and physics, Rachel cultivated a love of food and cooperatives through many food service and retail jobs. Interest in how social movement organizations govern themselves led Rachel to attend law school, where they focus on using civil litigation to achieve a world with more gender freedom and bodily autonomy. Outside of law school, Rachel organizes with Survived & Punished NY and the Central Brooklyn Food Co-op.

Contact Rachel at rpincus@transgenderlegal.org

Lex Gaillard, Legal Intern

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Lex Gaillard (they/them/theirs) is a 3L at NYU School of Law with an interest in LGBTQ+ and Constitutional Law issues. Prior to NYU, Lex worked as a Streaming Manager for a record label in Nashville, TN. Lex graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Economics and resides in Williamsburg. They enjoy watercolor painting, hiking, and live music (in the pre-COVID days).

Contact Lex at lgaillard@transgenderlegal.org

Violet Fortier, Legal Intern

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Violet Fortier (they/them/theirs) is a 2L at NYU Law with interests in advocating for gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights. At NYU Law, they volunteer with Identity Documents Project and serve on the board of OUTLaw. Prior to law school, Violet spent several years working as an immigration paralegal. Violet holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, where they majored in English. In their spare time, Violet plays the saxophone with a LGBTQ+ marching and symphonic band in New York City.

Contact Violet at vfortier@transgenderlegal.org

Updated on Jan 24, 2022