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Ann Warshaw


Cincinnati, OH

A Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Ann graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2005 with a degree in international studies. As a Robertson Scholar, she spent summers working to halt the death penalty at The Moratorium Campaign in New Orleans; volunteering with a children’s theater company in Havana, Cuba; and teaching English to farmworkers in Newton Grove, North Carolina, with Student Action with Farmworkers. Additionally, Ann promoted legislation to improve standards for migrant housing in North Carolina with the Farmworker Advocacy Network.

At MDC, Ann worked primarily on the State of the South report, the Program for the Rural Carolinas and the EITC Carolinas program. Through these projects, she learned about outreach in rural communities and gained greater technical knowledge about tax credits, and the ways it relates to wealth and asset development, skills that she relied on in her subsequent job with Legal Aid of North Carolina.

In her work with the Farmworker Division’s outreach program, Ann traveled throughout North Carolina visiting farmworkers in their homes, providing legal rights information, and answering questions. She also assisted in the litigation of cases related to a variety of claims, including unsafe housing, minimum wage violations, and work-related injuries.

In May 2012, Ann graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University. She is now working as an honors attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.