Anya joins the LCLC community after working as a Public Defender in Miami-Dade County for two years. While there, Anya was able to try cases and hone her skills in criminal defense. She was able to see firsthand the iniquities in the criminal justice system. After gaining the experience and insight from the Public Defender’s Office, Anya wanted to return to her home town to continue serving communities that are over policed and underrepresented. Anya received her B.A. from University of Michigan and her J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law.