Anna Rupani is the Children's Advocacy Program Attorney at Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving underserved immigrant victims of human rights abuses, regardless of whether the abuse happened in the United States or abroad. Prior to this role, Anna was employed at Mosaic Family Services, where she started off as a staff attorney and worked her way up to Legal Program Director. In her role, she worked to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Even prior to her legal career, Anna has been dedicated to public service. During her tenure in law school, Anna created a program with high school youth in inner-city schools, to help ignite their ambition in law, and pushing towards change, while allowing themselves to see a successful people of color - people they could relate to. For her creation and work with this program, Anna was awarded the Judge Reginald C. Lindsay Public Service Law Book Award by the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.
Prior to her role as an attorney, Anna obtained her Master of Social Work at Florida State University, concentrating on working with women and children. It is evident that Anna is and will continue to be dedicated in empowering those who have been oppressed; Anna finds passion in giving a voice to those have had their voice stifled.
Anna obtained her Juris Doctor at New England Law | Boston, where she was awarded the ultimate public service award at her graduation. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Human Resources and Marketing, with a Minor in Studio Art Painting at Boston College.
Anna is very involved in the legal community as she is the Co-Chair for the Lawyers Against Domestic Violence Committee of the Dallas Young Lawyers Association (DAYL), and a Board of Director for DAYL. She was recently awarded the Rising Raggio Award by the Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association. However, when she isn’t lawyering, you can find Anna reading, watching sports, hiking, cooking, or traveling. She also loves being an aunt to her wonderful, yet sassy nieces, and active little nephew.