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Olga Akselrod


Olga Akselrod became director of intake & evaluation in 2016 after 10 years as a staff attorney at the Innocence Project. Ms. Akselrod joined the Innocence Project as a staff attorney in July 2006. Before that, Ms. Akselrod was a Fried Frank LDF Fellow, through which she worked for two years at the law firm of Fried Frank LLP and subsequently two years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. ("LDF"). As an LDF attorney, Ms. Akselrod litigated a wide variety of criminal justice and education cases. Ms. Akselrod graduated from UC Berkeley in 1996 and from New York University School of Law in 2002. She also holds a Masters in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University.