Natasha Minsker is an attorney and consultant focusing on criminal justice and political advocacy. Ms. Minsker spent 14 years at the ACLU, most recently serving as the Director of the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy, the office responsible for advancing the ACLU’s civil liberties and civil rights agenda in the State Capitol. She also served as the Associate Director of the ACLU of Northern California and prior to that, as the Director of the ACLU of California’s Death Penalty Policy Project. In that role, Ms. Minsker led the 2012 ballot initiative campaign to repeal the death penalty. Before her time at the ACLU, Ms. Minsker spent five years as an attorney at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office, served as a staff attorney for the Judicial Council committee that drafted jury instructions for criminal cases, and clerked for Federal District Court Judge Martha Vázquez in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University. She grew up in Washington, D.C.