Title/s: Clinical Teaching Fellow, Civitas ChildLaw Center and Policy & Legislation Clinic
Office #: Corboy 1113
Before joining Loyola, Professor Rips served as the Director of Regional Strategy for Young Invincibles, a national nonprofit that advocates for access to economic opportunity for 18 to 34-year-olds. In that capacity she was responsible for overseeing Young Invincibles’ five regional offices, building the organization’s approach to regional growth and sustainability, and running multi-state campaigns to advance YI’s political priorities on issues including college affordability and access to quality job training programs. She initially joined YI as Midwest Director, where she founded and led the Chicago-based office and built out YI’s presence in the region.
Prior to her time at Young Invincibles, Professor Rips was a legal fellow and attorney with the Education Equity Project at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where her work focused primarily on the school-to-prison pipeline and class-action litigation related to race discrimination in public schools in the Chicagoland area.
She earned her JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012 and her BA in philosophy from Stanford in 2008, with honors in ethics in society. Her work has been featured in numerous sources including the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Politico, NPR, and MarketWatch