Miriam Torian joined Legal Aid Justice Center in 2019 as the Managing Attorney for the Richmond office, which also serves the Petersburg area. She is part of the Economic Justice Program working primarily within the public benefits practice. She also promotes pro bono and volunteer opportunities and builds relationships with potential partners. Prior to joining LAJC, she spent the bulk of her career in non-profit management both in Richmond and in Lynchburg, providing strategic planning and evidence-based program development in the areas of transportation, workforce development, early childhood development, mental health, and violence prevention. Miriam received her BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in clinical & community psychology from University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and an MA in public policy & management and law degree from The Ohio State University.