Anya Marino

Adjunct Professor

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Anya A. Marino (she/her) serves as the National Women’s Law Center’s director of LGBTQI Equality and drives the center’s legal and policy efforts to protect and advance the rights of LGBTQI+ people. Before joining the National Women’s Law Center, she instructed Harvard Law School’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic. She also served as deputy legal director for the ACLU of Florida, where she oversaw the legal department’s voting rights litigation and litigated LGBTQ+ and First Amendment cases. She was the first openly transgender woman of color to serve in any senior legal position throughout the ACLU’s federation of national and affiliate offices and was the first transgender woman of color to teach at Harvard Law School. Throughout her career, her work has included representing the most marginalized and vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people; LGBTQ+ people of color; LGBTQ+ youth; and LGBTQ+ people in southern communities. In 2022, the National Hispanic Medical Association honored her as a trailblazer advancing LGBTQ+ health equality, and Liaison International honored her as one of seven women who shattered the glass ceiling in higher education. She earned her JD at Maryland Carey Law and is the law school’s 2022 Rising Star Award recipient. She received her BA in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending concerts, studying foreign cultures and languages, and spending time with her teacup chihuahua.