Amy Leipziger is the Project Director of the Free to be Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center which works to interrupt the cycles of poverty and criminalization that prevent homeless and street-involved LGBTQ+ young people from living fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse, and oppression. She is dedicated to representing and advocating around the issues of gender, poverty, and discrimination. Amy has been published in The Hill, Education Week, Daily News, amNY, and CityLimits. She has regularly presented at conferences, and panel discussions, on topics including school protections for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, language access in education, rights of immigrant students, special education, and school discipline. She is an adjunct professor in the Education Law Clinic at New York Law School, has guest lectured for the Economic Justice Project at CUNY Law school, and is formerly the chair of the Education Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Bar Association. She received a J.D. from CUNY Law School, an M.A. in Gender Studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. from the University of Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and reading.