Elana Redfield, J.D., is the Federal Policy Director at the Williams Institute. In this role, she coordinates the Institute’s legal research and analysis related to federal and state policies that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex people. Before joining the Williams Institute, Elana worked with the New York City Department of Social Services, where she oversaw the agency’s initiative to improve safety net services and homelessness interventions for LGBTQI communities. Prior to this, Elana served as a staff attorney for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, where she utilized direct legal representation, impact litigation, public education, and policy strategies to help meet survival needs and promote the self-determination of low-income transgender people and transgender people of color. Elana is a 2008 graduate of CUNY School of Law and a 2003 graduate of New York University.
Federal Policy Director