Summer 2021 Legal Fellow
Rachel Kennedy is a Legal Fellow at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. Kennedy is pursuing her J.D. at Emory University School of Law as a Woodruff Fellow. At Emory, Kennedy serves on the executive board of the Emory Public Interest Committee and volunteers with the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, the Emory Immigrant Legal Assistance Clinic, and the International Refugee Assistance Project.
Prior to attending law school, Kennedy spent a year working for International Justice Mission in La Paz, Bolivia, where she coordinated trauma-informed care trainings and assisted with the publication of a ten-year study analyzing procedural barriers in cases involving sexual violence against children. After leaving Bolivia, Kennedy spent two years as a management consultant in Dallas, Texas, where she volunteered with the Human Rights Initiative and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Kennedy received her Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Spanish and Human and Organizational Development.