University of Washington, J.D. 2021
University of Minnesota, B.A. 2014
Chelsea has dedicated her career to working with families and youth. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. She is passionate about keeping families in the child welfare system together. During her first year of law school, she was named a national Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow. She spent two summers interning at the King County public defender in the family defense unit.
She is especially dedicated to working with Indigenous families. Prior to law school, Chelsea worked on court compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. Witnessing the disparate treatment of Native families in the child welfare system motivated her to become an attorney. During law school, she served in the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and interned at the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe's social services department.
There is also a special place in Chelsea's heart for working with families experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Before law school, she worked on the sexual exploitation of youth. She helped train police and social workers on how to identify and respond to sex trafficking. Further, she specialized in working with students experiencing domestic violence at University of Washington Student Legal Services.
A proud Midwesterner, Chelsea grew up in rural northern Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she enjoys baking cookies, playing cards with her family, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Chelsea can be reached at email@example.com and 206-336-9195 ext. 702