Dana Paikowsky is an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Arnold & Porter Foundation. Her work focuses on jail-based disenfranchisement, using litigation and advocacy to ensure the inability to pay bail does not deprive eligible voters of their right to vote.
Dana received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2019 and B.A. from Oberlin College in 2013. During her time in law school, she represented indigent clients in housing and criminal matters with the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project, published a student note entitled “Jails as Polling Places: Living Up to the Obligation to Enfranchise the Voters We Jail” in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the ACLU, and the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Before law school, Dana worked on the Hill and at the Open Society Foundations, where she focused on voting rights and democracy advocacy.