Ann Mathews graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2002. While at NYU, she participated in the New York Capital Defender Clinic and was an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review. Before joining The Bronx Defenders, Ann clerked for the Honorable M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and spent several years as a Litigation Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York. Ann received her undergraduate degree from Columbia, where she majored in Middle Eastern Languages and Culture. She also received a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia. Before attending law school, Ann worked, among other places, as a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill and spent a year in Lusaka, Zambia working on a public health project.