Jordan Guillen (he/him) joined ACS in June 2022 and serves as the Chapters Associate. In this capacity, he works with the Chapter Team to support the work of our ACS Chapters, including assisting with programming, network building, and annual events.
Prior to joining ACS, Jordan served a research intern at the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a non-profit organization serving the media and public with analysis and information about capital punishment. In this position, he worked on aggregating and comparing data for DPIC’s databases of every person sentenced to death in the U.S. since 1972. He also helped hone DPIC’s recruitment data bases and tracked DPIC’s influence in the media.
Jordan earned his B.A. in Political Science- Public Service and Sociology with an emphasis in Law & Society from the University of California, Davis. On his free time, he likes to read, run, and try new restaurant's! He is based out of Washington, DC.
Faith Pensinger joined ACS staff in May 2022 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Chapters. In this role, she advances the next generation of progressive leaders by supporting existing ACS chapters, cultivating opportunities to expand the ACS network, and building sustainable relationships to further ACS’s mission while promoting diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining ACS, Pensinger worked for a civil justice association in Harrisburg, PA as an Executive Assistant. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Biology, studying abroad in Spain during this time. Pensinger is currently finishing her final year of law school in the evening program at Widener Law Commonwealth.
Pensinger has a passion for women’s rights and is a proud feminist. She resides in Harrisburg, PA with her husband and two cats. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.
Robert Williams joined ACS staff in April 2022 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Chapters. In this role, he advances the next generation of progressive leaders by supporting existing ACS chapters, cultivating opportunities to expand the ACS network, and building sustainable relationships to further ACS’s mission while promoting diversity and inclusion.
Williams graduated from the University of Mississippi with a double B.A. in Political Science and Psychology. He earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was President of the ACS Student Chapter. He is an ACS Next Generation Leader.
Williams is based in Austin, TX.
Jampa Lhasawa (he/him) joined ACS in September 2021 and served as the Chapters Associate. In this capacity, he worked with the Chapters team to support the work of our ACS Chapters, including assisting with programming, network building, and annual events.
Prior to joining ACS, Lhasawa served as the Outreach Coordinator for Lines for Life, a 24-hour crisis intervention and prevention service in Portland, Oregon. In this position, Lhasawa organized all classroom education, conferences, panels, and tabling events, and created the program’s DEI mission statement, action plan, and three-year strategy.
Lhasawa earned his B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he enjoys backpacking, playing chess, and spending time with his dog, Pema.
Jordan Blisk (he/him) joined ACS in July of 2019 and currently serves as Associate Director of Chapters. In this capacity, he helps to advance the next generation of progressive leaders by managing existing ACS student and lawyer chapters, working to strategically expand ACS’s network, and developing a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive legal community throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond.
He received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and became the first out transgender student to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to joining ACS, Jordan was an associate attorney specializing in family law and estate planning, and before his legal career, he served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Fuel Systems Journeyman.
Jordan was the first out transgender president to lead the Colorado LGBT Bar Association in 2022, and he currently remains on the board as the Immediate Past President. He also served for over three years as the Executive Director and Board Chair of the Colorado Name Change Project, working to provide direct legal and financial resources to Transgender and Nonbinary Coloradans seeking to update their legal names and gender markers. In 2021, the National LGBT Bar Association named him as one of the "40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40". In 2022, he received the Stonewall Award from the American Bar Association for his work advancing LGBTQ+ individuals and causes in the legal profession.
Jordan is based in Denver, CO where he enjoys fly fishing, off-roading, and spending time with his two dogs, Hamilton and Huxley.
Kennedy Freeman joined ACS in May 2019 and currently serves as the Network Advancement Associate. She provides support to the Department of Network Advancement and assists with the coordination of substantive initiatives.
Prior to joining ACS, Freeman interned at the Library of Congress with the Binding and Collections Care division. After graduating, Freeman worked for Lunenburg County Public Schools and later became an HR assistant at Greystones Consulting Group.
Freeman attended the College of William and Mary where she found a passion for criminal justice while taking many classes about constitutional law. She received B.A. degrees in Government and Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys live music, abstract painting, and relaxing walks through nature.