Jampa Lhasawa

Jampa Lhasawa (he/him) joined ACS in September 2021 and serves as the Chapters Associate. In this capacity, he works 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.

Chris Lin

Chris Lin joined ACS in March 2020 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Chapters for the Northeast Region. 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.

Before attending law school, Lin worked in federal government in D.C. and then local government in his hometown of Pittsburgh. He also used to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats as its Minority Outreach Coordinator.

Lin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He then obtained a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown, with a concentration in Homeland Security. He earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was President of the ACS Student Chapter and the Temple Law Democrats. Lin obtained a Peggy Browning Fellowship to advance workers’ rights, and as a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow assisted ACLU-PA’s effort to clear the criminal records of the indigent. Lin is currently an elected committeeperson and active with APABA-PA and APALA-Philly.

Lin is based in Philadelphia, where he is always looking for new recipes and boardgames to try.

Valerie M. Nannery

Valerie M. Nannery joined ACS in 2019 and serves as Senior Director of Network Advancement. She oversees the State Attorneys General Project.

Before joining ACS, Nannery was an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Advocacy Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where her practice was focused on federal affirmative civil litigation of constitutional and administrative law issues. Prior to her work as an Assistant Attorney General, Nannery was a fellow in the Supreme Court Fellows Program. Previously, she practiced at the Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C. and at Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. She began her legal career as the Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellow at Public Citizen.

Nannery is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University.

Jordan Blisk

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.

Jordan also serves as the Executive Director and Board Chair for the Colorado Name Change Project, the President-Elect for the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, and as a Board Member-At-Large for the Minority Veterans of America. He received his B.S. from Ball State University and became the first openly transgender student to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in 2018.

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 on the KC-135(R) Stratotanker. In 2021, the National LGBT Bar Association selected him as one of the "40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40".

Jordan is based in Denver, where he enjoys fly fishing, overland camping, and spending time with his two dogs, Hamilton and Huxley.

Kennedy Freeman

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.