Jake Mazeitis joined ACS in July 2019 and serves as the Lawyer Chapter Fellow.
Prior to joining the team at ACS, Jake worked for Generation Citizen, the Human Rights Campaign, and Teach for America. He currently serves on Generation Citizen’s National Board of Directors.
Jake graduated with B.A.s in Women’s and Gender Studies, Letters (with a focus in Constitutional Studies), and International Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma. At OU, he was the Executive Producer of the Me Too Monologues, a member of the LGBTQ Program Advisory Board, and the Chair of the Student Advisory Board to the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education. He is a proud Kansas Citian.
Jordan Blisk joined ACS in July 2019 and currently serves as an Assistant 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.
Before joining ACS, Jordan practiced in family law, estate planning, and general civil litigation. He served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Fuel Systems Journeyman and has been interviewed by WNYC, NPR, and BBC on issues surrounding transgender military service.
Jordan graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Psychological Science. He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, and in his capacity as OUTLaw President, Jordan founded the CU Law Name Change Clinic to assist transgender Coloradans with their name and gender marker changes. During law school, he was also a Teaching Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. He currently sits on the board of the Colorado Name Change Project and is the Social Media Manager for the Colorado LGBT Bar Association.
Jordan is based in Denver, where he enjoys fly fishing 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, Kennedy interned at the Library of Congress with the Binding and Collections Care division. After graduating, Kennedy worked for Lunenburg County Public Schools and later became an HR assistant at Greystones Consulting Group.
Kennedy 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.
Michelle Herd joined ACS in January 2019 and currently serves as Assistant Director of Chapters. In this role, she assists in cultivating and supporting the next generation of progressive leaders, promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our network, seeking opportunities to found new ACS chapters, and build sustainable relationships with lawyers, judges, and community partners to further the mission of ACS.
Before attending law school, Michelle served as a committee assistant in the office of the City Council President for the City of Birmingham, Alabama and worked in sustainable agriculture.
Michelle graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a B.A. in English. She earned her J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where she was the President of the Cumberland ACS Student Chapter. She is an ACS Next Generation Leader. She has studied abroad twice in the Republic of Panama.
Anuraj K.C. Shah joined ACS in July 2018 and currently serves as the Network Advancement Fellow. Anuraj contributes to research, logistics and strategy on two principal projects: ACS’s State Attorneys General project, which aims to advance progressive legal policy on the state and local level through the offices of state Attorneys General, and ACS’s Pro Bono initiative, which connects volunteers with opportunities for legal activism.
Before joining ACS, Anuraj worked as a Historical Research Fellow and Senate Education Staffer at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Anuraj graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Politics, magna cum laude, where he was a research assistant at the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. He is originally from Pasadena, CA.