FFRF’s legal team packs new punch

From June 1-23, FFRF’s legal staff sent out a record 53 complaint letters and open records requests.

Stephanie Schmitt, our legal intern from 2009, has joined the office as a temporary staff attorney, working with attorneys Rebecca Markert and Patrick Elliott.

Now it’s time to meet FFRF’s summer legal interns:

Arkansas native Kristen Fox started full time May 23. She has completed her first year of law school in the political science dual-degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Laura Steigerwald started part time May 25. She graduated with a major in business with a certificate in legal studies from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She plans to attend law school this fall.

Arash Khosrowshahi, who goes by Ash, started full time May 31. He has finished his first year of law school at the University of California-Berkeley. As an undergrad at UC-Davis, he was president of the Agnostic and Atheist Student Association.

New York native Taylor Myers started part time June 7. She is majoring in philosophy and music at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.

All of our interns contacted FFRF on their own to inquire about a position, said Markert, senior staff attorney. “Taylor and Ash literally moved across the country to work on state-church separation. We’re very excited to have such a motivated group of students working for us this summer.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation