Before joining the Bazelon Center in October 2012, Emily Read served as the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Project at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where she litigated a broad range of employment discrimination class and individual actions. Emily also previously practiced with a private civil rights firm, was a Teaching Fellow focused on education and employment litigation at Georgetown University Law Center, and served as a Patients' Rights Advocate with the Mental Health Advocacy Project of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Emily received her B.A. from Cornell University in 2001, her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2004, and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007.