Evan Monod joined ACS in 2021 to serve as a Law Fellow. In that role, he works with the Programs team to craft issue briefs, review ACS’ journals and blogs, and publish resource guides for use at national events.
Evan is a 2021 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he served as Secretary of the GW Law ACS chapter, and as Senior Notes Editor for the Public Contract Law Journal. He has previously worked in disability rights law/policy for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. He received his B.A. in history from Georgetown University in 2014.
Ta’Myrah Hudson joined ACS in July 2021 and currently serves as the Associate for the Policy and Program & Network Advancement Department and the State Attorneys General Project.
Prior to joining ACS, Hudson served as a Pro-Blackness and Anti-Racism Training officer for the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine, where she helped develop a mandatory anti-racism training course for undergraduate students.
Hudson received degrees in Political Science and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2021. In her time at the university, she took on many diversity centered leadership roles, including serving as a Fellow for the Destructing Diversity Initiative and a mentor for the Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Healing Ambassador Program. Hudson also conducted research on college adjustment and satisfaction among students of color. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and learning to play the guitar.
Lindsay Langholz joined ACS in September 2019 and currently serves as Director of Policy and Program in charge of the “Democracy and Voting” and “Equality and Liberty” portfolios. In this capacity, she works with legal scholars and advocates to protect and expand the right to vote, ensure that our elections are fair and accessible, and promote laws and policies that protect individual liberty and address inequality resulting from discrimination. She represents the organization in coalition meetings and works with experts in the field to develop issue briefs and blog posts.
Before joining ACS, Langholz directed voter protection programs on behalf of two presidential campaigns, a national party, and two state party organizations. She has also advised nonprofit voting rights organizations, managed several political campaigns, and worked as a campaign coordinator for the AFL-CIO.
Langholz received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A. in Politics from New York University.
Violet S. Rush (Cherokee Nation citizen/Muscogee Creek) joined ACS in August 2019 as the Law Fellow for the organization’s Policy and Program department. To support the department, Violet assited in editing the organization’s Supreme Court Review and researched legal issues relevant to ACS’s mission and strategic vision.
Prior to joining ACS, Violet interned at the ACLU’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and worked as an extern for the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office, focusing on Indian Child Welfare cases. During her 1L summer, she interned for If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.
Violet earned her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law (TU Law) in May 2019, where she received a certificate in Native American law. During law school, she was the Executive Editor of the Tulsa Law Review—TU Law’s academic legal journal. She co-founded TU Law’s If/When/How chapter and served as the Vice President of her school’s Native American Law Student Association. To date, she has co-authored an article on indigenous justice systems for the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology, and her Comment was published in the May 2019 issue of the Tulsa Law Review.
Sara Evall joined ACS in August 2019 and served as the Policy and Program Fellow. Sara supported the Policy and Program staff in coordinating events and releasing publications.
Prior to joining ACS, Sara was a Policy and Advocacy Intern at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and an Individuals at Risk Program Intern at Amnesty International. Sara spent most of her time in college doing research on the refugee crisis abroad and working with resettled refugees in Durham, North Carolina.
Sara graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Refugee and Migrant Studies, magna cum laude. She received distinction for her thesis on how the deprivation of the right to work acts as a barrier to autonomy for Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Jordan. In her free time, Sara loves to travel, cook (but mostly eat), read, and watch space movies.
Christopher Wright Durocher joined ACS in 2014 and currently serves as Vice President of Policy and Program. He oversees the development of policy related to a wide range of criminal justice and access to justice issues. He works directly with scholars and experts to develop issue briefs and blog posts, manages and directs relationships with various coalition partners, represents the organization in coalition meetings, and develops and implements national programming related to the criminal justice and access to justice portfolios.
Before joining ACS, Wright Durocher was Government Affairs Counsel for The Constitution Project, where he oversaw the organization’s federal strategy on criminal justice issues, including the death penalty, right to counsel, and sentencing. Prior to this, Wright Durocher practiced as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP and as a senior associate at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC.
Wright Durocher received his J.D. from Boston University and his B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross.