BOSTON: Changemaker Chat with Nima Eshghi

We’re hopping over the bridge to Cambridge as we diversify our location in preparation for a conversation with a woman whose career in law and education has been marked by passionate community engagement on many levels.

With experience ranging from Board leadership for several notable progressive organizations to staff attorney for GLAD to a long history of training, mentoring, and advising public-interest oriented students, Nima Eshghi has continuously given back to the Greater Boston community while simultaneously working with some of the Commonwealth’s most celebrated educational institutions, including her alma mater Smith College, Harvard Law School and Northeastern University School of Law.

A self-proclaimed feminist, mother of two and committed advocate, Eshghi actively changes the lives of under-represented populations on a daily basis. We are excited to hear her speak about her experience of achieving “firsts”, balancing work and family life, mentoring students and inspiring others to advocate for those who need a voice.

We can’t wait to kick off the Boston fall with Nima. Reserve your seat today.  

Date: Wednesday, September 20th
Time: Arrival 6:30 pm; Chat starts at 7:00 pm

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About Nima Eshghi
Nima Eshghi is currently the Assistant Dean for the Center for Cooperative Legal Education and Career Development at Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to her appointment at Northeastern, she was an Attorney Advisor at Harvard Law School’s Office for Public Interest Advising. She practiced law for 12 years before transitioning to working directly with law students including: as a Staff Attorney at GLAD, where she was a member of the legal team that successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage 
Act (DOMA) in the First Circuit; as a staff attorney and clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center, where she represented clients living with HIV/ AIDS while teaching clinical students; as a litigation associate at Foley Hoag; and as Director of Professional Development at Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge

Nima is a 1987 graduate of Smith College. She earned her Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Washington, and her law degree at Northeastern University. Originally from New York, Nima has lived in the Greater Boston area for 25 years. She and her wife Kate have two children, a 15-year old son and an 18-year old daughter.


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