Heidi Alexander

When Rutgers Law Review Editor-in-Chief Heidi Alexander was in high school, she convinced her Minnesota district school board to create its first girls’ ice hockey team. Since then, she’s been committed to empowering low-income and minority women (as an entrepreneurship consultant at the non-profit Center for Women and Enterprise) and the LGBT community (by organizing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Massachusetts—mission accomplished). She holds the distinction of having been the youngest member of the Rhode Island Commission on Women, where she worked alongside elected officials to draft new legislation. Today, in New Jersey, she is a student and on-campus women’s rights advocate at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and the first openly lesbian editor-in-chief of its prestigious Law Review. “LGBT rights advocates have successfully fought for greater protections for LGBT individuals under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination,” says Alexander, who hopes to enact marriage equality in the Garden State. –KL

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