Staff Members

Hillary Brooks

September 25, 2023

Hillary Brooks joined Disability Rights Advocates as Controller in late 2023. Prior to that position, Hillary served for five years as Associate Director at Power California, an organization working to advance a state progressive policy agenda via electoral movement building and statewide organizing of young voters of color. Her other nonprofit management work includes a … Continue reading “Hillary Brooks”

Jinny Kim

December 12, 2022

Jinny Kim is a Managing Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates.  Ms. Kim started her legal career at Legal Aid at Work as the Félix Velarde-Muñoz Fellow where she litigated race, disability, national origin and gender cases. Thereafter, she was a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow where she served as Labor Counsel to Senator … Continue reading “Jinny Kim”

Bryan Bashin

December 5, 2022

Bryan Bashin is a native Californian with longtime interests in journalism, public policy, blindness and disability advocacy. Since graduation from UC Berkeley with degrees in History and Journalism, Mr. Bashin has worked in television, radio and print journalism in San Francisco and Sacramento. From 1998-2004, he was Executive Director at the Society for the Blind … Continue reading “Bryan Bashin”

Brittany Castle

December 5, 2022

Brittany Castle joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2022 as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Disability Rights Advocates, she worked for several years representing immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including as an attorney at the American Friends Service Committee and the Immigrant Defense Project. In these roles, she defended noncitizens against deportation … Continue reading “Brittany Castle”

Jameelah Najieb

September 19, 2022

Jameelah joined Disability Rights Advocates as a Ralph Santiago Abascal Fellow in September 2022. Jameelah received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a senior staff editor of the Hasting’s Gender and the Law Journal, President of the Women of Color Collective, and on the board of Hastings … Continue reading “Jameelah Najieb”

Amelia Evard

September 19, 2022

Amelia graduated from UC Davis School of Law in 2021 with Pro Bono Program and Public Interest Law certificates. She spent the past year as a Chancellor’s Legal Fellow with the UC Davis Office of the Campus Counsel working on a variety of issues, including civil rights compliance. While in law school, she externed with … Continue reading “Amelia Evard”

Josh Rosenthal

September 1, 2022

Josh Rosenthal joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2022 as a Senior Staff Attorney. Before joining DRA, Mr. Rosenthal represented people with serious mental illness at Disability Rights New York, the state’s protection and advocacy system. While there, he monitored conditions for people with disabilities who were hospitalized or incarcerated in New York and represented adults … Continue reading “Josh Rosenthal”