Alaina Moonves-Leb, Esq.
Senior Attorney, Statewide Education Rights
Alaina holds a JD from New York University where she was president of the High School Law Institute, and advocated for families navigating the New York education and dependency systems. In 2011 she joined the Alliance as an Equal Justice Works Fellow to dismantle the school to prison pipeline for foster youth. In this role she directly advocated for youth, worked within the schools and juvenile courts, and led the development of and trained on key policy efforts and legislation. At the conclusion of her fellowship, Alaina became a staff attorney, and continued this work. Prior to law school, she taught special education for two years, earned an MA in teaching through the Teach for America Program, and was honored nationally as their special education teacher of the year.