Hannah Alexander is a staff attorney at the Workers Defense Project in Austin where she represents workers in employment-related cases, supports WDP's organizing efforts, and does policy work. Previously, she worked for the City of Dallas in the Office of Fair Housing and Human Rights focused on issues related to fair housing, equity, and opportunity, including the city's paid sick leave ordinance. Immediately after law school, she worked for the Equal Justice Center in its Dallas office, first as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and later as a staff attorney. As a fellow, Hannah focused on helping low-wage, immigrant janitorial workers challenge and prevent workplace sexual assault, theft-of-wages, employer fraud schemes, and other severe employment abuses.
At Texas Law, Hannah was editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights; president of the Public Interest Law Association; and lead planner for the 2015 Change it Up!. She participated in the Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s winter break trip to the Texas RioGrande Valley all 3 years and served on the planning committee for 2 years. She participated in the Immigration Clinic and the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic; worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Texas Civil Rights Project; and served as a policy analyst at the Texas Legislature.