Juniper Downs

Juniper Downs is a Policy Advisor at Google, where she helps lead child safety initiatives, and works on policies for issues like harassment and hate speech on products like Google+ and Blogger. During law school, she mentored a juvenile offender, taught legal skills in a women’s prison and a juvenile center, and worked on a documentary project about public basketball courts, which was published in part in the New York Times. Juniper began her legal career at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she represented public school students who had been subjected to discrimination or other violations of their rights. She then went to work for the Santa Clara County Social Justice and Impact Litigation project, where she was part of the litigation team challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage and worked on various policy issues affecting youth. She olds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Brown and a J.D. from NYU. Before becoming a lawyer, Juniper was a teacher in Oakland, CA.

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