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As a former attorney, LeeAnn is passionate about equity and access to justice. LeeAnn believes that equity work requires everyone to re-humanize each other and to break through the barriers of “us” versus “them.” Her experiences as a queer Korean adoptee growing up in a conservative part of West Michigan and working with some of the most vulnerable populations in Central Oregon provides valuable context for her work.
LeeAnn serves the public as the bilingual Spanish-English family law facilitator for the Deschutes County Circuit Court and is an active member of the state’s Family Law Advisory Committee’s sub-committees on court education and domestic violence. She previously provided services to Central Oregon as the bilingual Spanish-English legal advocate for Saving Grace, where she led efforts to expand outreach and access for marginalized communities and provided cultural competency trainings for domestic violence advocates across the state and region. More recently, she helped organize and facilitate several Town Halls on racism for high school students for the Bend La Pine schools.
She has also facilitated trainings for and provided services to Saving Grace, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Notre Dame AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, City of Bend, Restorative Justice & Equity, Bend-La Pine Schools, and Hydro Flask.
She earned her B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, her M.A. in International Development from American University School, and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She was a founding editor of The Modern American, a publication dedicated to diversity and the law, and is a certified anti-racism trainer.