Paige Fernandez is the Policing Policy Advisor in the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department. Fernandez develops and implements comprehensive strategies that achieve a clear vision of effective, democratic, and constitutional policing to establish and reinforce community trust in its peacekeepers. She also develops and leads nationwide advocacy around police practices.
Fernandez’s approach to police accountability and reform places communities at the forefront of the work, a practice rooted in her grassroots experience. Prior to joining the ACLU, she co-founded and directed multiple chapters of Together We Stand, a nonprofit aimed at dismantling racism, discrimination, and police brutality. She also has a Masters degree in Public Policy from Oxford and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.