Sandra Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to advance the rights and civil liberties of women and girls. Sandra has advocated for the rights of survivors of gender-based violence throughout her legal career, and her current work includes challenging discrimination against victims in housing, government programs, and education. She also represented twenty plaintiffs in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer, resulting in a unanimous 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating gene patents (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics). Before joining the ACLU, she worked as a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Aid Society in New York City representing immigrant domestic violence survivors and clerked for U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.
American Civil Liberties Union, Women’s Rights Project
Founded in 1920, the ACLU is widely recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights, waging landmark legal battles for civil liberties and equal justice in the United States. The ACLU Women’s Rights Project works to secure gender equality and ensure that all women and girls are able to lead lives of dignity, free from violence and discrimination.