Shayna joined the Center in 2020 and assists with all aspects of the Center’s U.S. litigation. She first worked at the Center in 2016 as a legal intern.
Before joining the Center, Shayna was a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, where she represented transgender youth facing discrimination in schools, including in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board and Parents for Privacy v. Dallas School District No. 2. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, Chief District Judge of the Southern District of Ohio.
Shayna received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Vice President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She also worked as a Research Assistant to Professors Khiara Bridges, Diane Rosenfeld, and Lani Guinier. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in English, Philosophy, and Hispanic Studies from Brandeis University.