MEET THE TEAM
Christina attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate education, graduating with honors in Political Science and Human Rights. She then attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, where she served as the Chief Technical Editor of Law Review. Following her graduation, Christina worked for a major corporation practicing accessibility regulatory compliance. Christina has also served as a legal accessibility representative at national industry events, held leadership positions in multiple internal disability affinity groups, and is currently a member of the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association. When Christina is not fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, she enjoys volunteering at animal sanctuaries and taking care of her own pets.
Rachel is a Legal intern at WACDA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in International Studies and Law, Societies & Justice with a focus in Human Rights. Rachel is a current 2L at Seattle University's School of Law. She is particularly interested in studying civil rights law and criminal justice system reform. Rachel currently volunteers as a pro bono clinic assistant at the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic. While not in class or working, Rachel enjoys teaching barre3 classes and walking her dog.
Sierra Paola is a legal intern at WACDA. She graduated from Pacific University in 2019 with a double major in Public Health and German. She is currently a law student at Gonzaga University School of Law and a legal intern for WACDA. Sierra is dedicated to disability rights advocacy wants to pursue disability law as an attorney. She received the 2020 Gonzaga Civil Rights Summer Grant to help pursue her work with WACDA. When she is not studying or working, Sierra dances as a company member with Vytal Movement Dance in Spokane and fulfills her role as an advocate for the Fund for Global Health political advocacy organization.
Emily has worked with WACDA as a legal intern since 2019 as part of WACDA’s inaugural intern class. She is now in her third year at University of Washington School of Law. Emily is from the Seattle area and attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, graduating with a degree in English Literature. Emily has also worked as a pastor for college students, a wildlife rehabilitator, and as an intern prosecutor with the City of Bellingham. When she isn’t working or studying, you will find Emily with her family, including two fluffy dogs and an adventurous tortoise named Millie. Her brothers Daniel and Matthew are the inspiration for her work in disability advocacy.
Conrad, our founder, and the lead attorney was born in Tacoma and is a lifelong Washingtonian. Conrad attended college at Seattle Pacific University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in History and Political Science in 2009, then went on to graduate from the University of Washington School of Law in 2014. Conrad is a Blackstone Legal Fellow and is admitted to practice in front of the Ninth Circuit, as well as in Washington State and Federally in the Western and Eastern Districts.