Ashley Alger graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Juvenile Defender Clinic and the Criminal Defense and Re-Entry Clinic, for which she was the recipient of the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize. While at NYU, Ashley served as the Deputy Director of the Suspension Representation Project and the Digital Executive Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. She spent her summers interning with the Brooklyn Defender Services’ Family Defense Practice and The Bronx Defenders’ Criminal Defense Practice. Prior to law school, Ashley taught elementary special education in Milwaukee and helped found DRW College Prep in Chicago, where she taught freshman algebra. Ashley graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Law, Letters, and Society and has an MA in Urban Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University.