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We are thrilled to announce Miriam Torian as our new Co-Deputy Director of Advocacy! Miriam, along with our other Co-Deputy Director Elaine Poon, will be guiding our advocacy efforts across the organization to further LAJC’s mission to achieve racial, economic, and social justice. This brand-new role will help to oversee our expanding work in our seven main issue areas while also managing and streamlining our advocacy systems, such as our client intake process, to ensure efficient support for our communities.

While this role is new, Miriam has been an invaluable member of the LAJC team for over four years. She first joined us as the Managing Attorney of our Richmond office, then served as interim Director for our Youth Justice program, our Housing and Consumer Justice Program, and most recently our Health Justice Program. She has been integral to the success of all three of those teams, and we are excited to have her taking on this new role.

Prior to joining LAJC, Miriam oversaw the operations of a large human services non-profit. She not only holds her J.D. (law degree), but also a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public policy and management. In her free time, Miriam hangs out with her kids, watches college sports, and gets bossed around by her two cats. She also enjoys cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, and planning her family’s next vacation. 

Please join us in congratulating Miriam!

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