Paige Fernandez is the Policing Policy Advisor in the ACLU's National Political Advocacy Department. In this role, she oversees and coordinates institutional policy positions on policing, striving to dismantle unjust, harmful, and racist law enforcement practices across the country. Fernandez also develops and leads nationwide ACLU advocacy around police practices, developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that seek to fix our broken policing system and reimagine the way policing is conducted in the United States.
Fernandez's approach to police accountability and reform places communities and directly impacted advocates at the forefront of the work, a practice rooted in her grassroots experience. Prior to joining the ACLU, Fernandez co-founded and directed multiple chapters of Together We Stand, a nonprofit aimed at dismantling racism, discrimination, and police brutality. Fernandez has a Master's in Public Policy from Oxford University, where she was a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar, and a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College.