Ellen is a staff attorney in the Disability Advocacy Project. She provides advice, advocacy, and full representation to individuals with disabilities in Social Security appeals, terminations, and overpayments with a focus on formerly incarcerated individuals. Before joining NYLAG, Ellen helped start a law school pro bono project which facilitates a workshop at the girls’ high school on Rikers Island. She is was a law student member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Corrections and Community Reentry. Ellen graduated from California State University, Bakersfield, and Brooklyn Law School.