Discovering Justice Staff

  • Discovering Justice Staff

Ann Gogol

Chief Operating Officer
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Luke Matys

Education Program Manager
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Rosy Fitzgerald

Communications Fellow
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Caitlyn Ramsey

Courthouse Programs Fellow
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Henry Schunk

Courthouse Programs Manager
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Matt Wilson

Executive Director
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Malia Brooks

Outreach & Recruitment Associate
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Alexis Roach

Programs Fellow
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Laura Brenner

Education Program Director
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Callen Creeden

Development & Administrative Assc.
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Lilly Weidhaas

Programs Fellow
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Ann GOGOL

Ann Gogol joined Discovering Justice in 2013. Prior to relocating from Oregon to the Boston area, Ann taught math, Spanish, and French to both elementary and middle school students. She also taught Legal Research and Writing to law students, and a variety of political science courses to community college students in Salem, Oregon. Outside of her experience as an educator, Ann worked as an Associate Attorney in the Business and Corporate practice area at Schwabe, Williams and Wyatt in Portland, Oregon and spent two years as a law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. She earned a B.S in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as a J.D., cum laude, and an M.A. in Teaching from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Luke MATYS

Luke Matys joined Discovering Justice in October 2019. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he received a B.A. in History and Philosophy, and went on to receive his Ed.M. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to working at Discovering Justice, Luke spent three years teaching 8th grade English and Math and 7th grade World Geography at Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford. While there, he revitalized the school’s community service program to make after school programming more rewarding for both students and community partners. Luke has collaborated with the National Action Civics Collaborative, and is currently a content developer for Youth in Front.

Rosy Fitzgerald

Rosy Fitzgerald is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in Institutions and Power. Coming from a background in creative writing, education, and political advocacy, Rosy is passionate about the intersection of storytelling and social justice, and she is eager to help develop communications projects to promote clear program messaging while maintaining the core mission and values of Discovering Justice.

 

Caitlyn Ramsey

Caitlyn Ramsey joins Discovering Justice as our Fall 2021 Courthouse Programs Fellow. She recently earned a master’s degree in Global Peace, Security, and Strategic Studies from Vesalius College, and has a bachelor’s degree in Russian, Arabic, and Persian from the University of St Andrews. Her background is diverse, ranging from teaching English as a Second Language around the world to working on democracy, information campaigns, and emerging technology at the Alliance for Securing Democracy of the German Marshall Fund. She believes in the power of a strong, connected, and engaged community to maintain and develop a healthy democracy.

Henry SCHUNK

Henry Schunk joined Discovering Justice in October 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and History.Prior to relocating to Boston from Atlanta, Henry worked resettling refugees from conflict and crisis areas around the world, providing robust social services and trauma-informed care to his clients and administering financial aid grants at the State and Federal level. With his passion for history, Henry has taken over our Courthouse Tours program, and is happy to have you along for a walk through the Moakley Courthouse.

Matt WILSON

For more than three decades, Matt Wilson has built and run community-based initiatives for a healthier and more vibrant Massachusetts. As a nonprofit executive, community organizer, public advocate, fundraiser, and trainer, Wilson has worked with residents to help them vision, realize, and build their capacity and power for change.
Wilson was the founding Executive Director of MASSCreative, the statewide advocacy voice for Massachusetts’ arts, cultural, and creative community. Under his direction MASSCreative grew to more than 400 organizational members with 25,000 individuals taking part in public education and advocacy actions. In his tenure, arts funding in the Commonwealth doubled and his advocacy work helped implement state policies to increase access and participation to quality arts education.
As the Director of Toxics Action Center Wilson built the organization from scratch to a New England-wide resource for hundreds of neighborhoods working to protect themselves from environmental pollution threats.
Wilson graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Malia Brooks

Malia recently graduated from Whitman College with a Politics degree. She brings a varied background teaching and mentoring elementary school students in Walla Walla, WA, assisting behind the scenes of a Cambodia-based nonprofit, and guiding her peers through career advising. As an Outreach and Recruitment Associate, she looks forward to building connections across the Commonwealth and expanding access to Discovering Justice’s educational opportunities.

 

Alexis Roach

Alexis joins Discovering Justice as one of our fall 2021 Programs Fellows. Currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire, Alexis is a member of the College for Social Innovation, a non-profit seeking to meld experiential learning models with higher education. She looks forward to working with the Mock Trial After School Program to help provide students with the opportunity to explore the legal profession and work to develop their own understandings of the justice system.

Laura BRENNER

Laura Brenner joined Discovering Justice in August 2019. She is a graduate of Simmons University, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Teaching, and most recently had a successful career as an elementary school teacher in Boston. Laura is an experienced educator and instructional leader who is skilled in trauma-informed teaching, social-emotional learning, and culturally relevant engaging curriculum design and teaching practices. She is passionate about helping students and teachers build their metacognition, critical thinking, leadership, self-reflection, and global awareness through rigorous and engaging educational opportunities, and sees issues around justice and civics as ideal vehicles for developing these vital skills.

Callen Creeden

Callen is a recent graduate of American University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Going to school in Washington D.C. he was able to pursue unique opportunities to take part in various marches and protests for social change. He has previously interned on Capitol Hill and American Rivers. 

Lilly Weidhaas

Lilly joins Discovering Justice after graduating from Pomona College, where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Deeply passionate about civic and moral education, Lilly wrote her senior thesis on civil discourse instruction and is excited to apply what she learned to her work as a Programs Fellow. Next year, Lilly plans to pursue a joint JD/PhD in Philosophy, and hopes to work with policymakers, lawyers, and non-profit groups to improve access to civic education across the United States.

 

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