Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership
Gillian joined Centro Legal as a Skadden Fellow in October 2014, and is now a Staff Attorney for Centro Legal’s Medical-Legal Partnership with Highland Hospital and Hayward Wellness; through the partnership, she works hand-in-hand with medical providers, social workers, and Health Advocates to provide legal services to patients. Gillian advocates to keep tenants in safe and stable housing through representing tenants facing eviction, bad habitability conditions, and unlawful rent increases, and she represents workers who have suffered from wage theft, discrimination, and retaliation at their jobs. She graduated from Yale Law School, where she worked on asylum and refugee resettlement cases and advocated for sentencing reform in the Connecticut criminal justice system. Prior to law school, Gillian was the Director of Development at la Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia in Argentina, a legal assistant at Legal Aid of Cambodia, and a teacher at various universities in Chile. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.