Keli Young


Keli Young graduated from New York University School of Law. While in law school, she served on the board of the Black Allied Law Students Association and as the director of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. As a member of the Immigrant Defense Clinic, she assisted immigration attorneys in Manhattan in defense of undocumented individuals facing removal due to criminal convictions, and as a member of the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic, she assisted criminal public defenders in Brooklyn. Keli spent her first summer of law school as a summer institute coordinator with Legal Outreach, Inc. and her second summer as a law clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to coming to The Bronx Defenders, Keli was a research consultant for the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in New York City, where she worked on policy to reduce the population on Rikers Island and racial disparity throughout the criminal justice system. Keli graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A in Psychology.