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, Chris 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.
Chris 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. Chris 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. Chris is currently an elected committeeperson and active with APABA-PA and APALA-Philly.
Chris is based in Philadelphia, where he is always looking for new recipes and boardgames to try.
Valerie M. Nannery joined ACS in 2019 and serves as 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.
Antoinette “Toni” Stone joined ACS in August 2019 and currently serves as the Student Chapters Fellow.
Prior to joining the ACS team, Toni graduated from Hampshire College, ’17 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts. While at Hampshire, she studied the connections between slave narratives and prison writings, tracing the legal precedent of how the abolishment of slavery led to the Prison Industrial Complex. Toni was the president of UMOJA: Black Student Organization, Fundcom (Hampshire funding student body), and multiple other student groups.
After graduating from Hampshire, she worked with Inwood House’s P.R.I.M.E. Leaders (Productive, Resourceful, Innovative, Motivated & Empowering) afterschool program. She worked with grades K-8 in the South Bronx teaching children key skills through the arts.
In her free time, she likes to read, watch movies, and write short stories.
Annamarie Hufford-Bucklin joined ACS in July 2019 and currently serves as the Network Advancement Fellow. Annamarie 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, Annamarie worked in the law libraries at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Goodwin Procter LLP. Annamarie graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Political Science, summa cum laude, where she was a research and teaching assistant for the Law and Public Policy program. She is originally from the Philadelphia area.
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.