Treatment Facilities

Elizabeth Jiménez

Elizabeth joined Disability Rights Washington in September 2018. She is part of the Treatment Facilities Team, focusing on bringing systemic change to psychiatric and developmental disability institutions. Prior to joining DRW, Elizabeth was a Legal Fellow with the Immigrants’ Rights Project of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto. She also did a one-year fellowship with the Center for Justice and Accountability, an international human rights organization based in San Francisco. During law school, Elizabeth did two legal fellowships in Europe with international human rights organizations based there. Elizabeth was a labor and community organizer for several years before attending law school. She is half-Colombian and lived in Denmark during her teenage years. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Danish. She received her B.A. in Social Anthropology and Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.  Elizabeth loves to spend her spare time with her adorable pit bull and recently arrived French husband.