Annie Thomas

Juvenile Justice Policy Advocate

Annie Thomas is the Juvenile Justice Policy Advocate for the California Alliance Policy Team. Annie joins the California Alliance with a background in law, police reform and education advocacy, and direct service in a K-12 setting as an AmeriCorps member. Drawing on her diverse professional background, Annie has previously worked as a Law Clerk for Parent Advocates of Sacramento, where she played a crucial role in working with parents in dependency proceedings. She also worked as a Felony Division Intern at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office and as an AmeriCorps Member for City Year Orlando, where she taught Algebra 1 to 9th-grade students at Jones High School. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Florida International University. Her previous work includes working as a law clerk for Parent Advocates of Sacramento where she helped represent parents in dependency proceedings and working as a Felony Division intern for the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. During her final year in law school, she participated in McGeorge’s Legislative and Public Policy Clinic where she worked with ACLU: California Action on one of their police reform bills. Before that, she was a federal education policy intern for Partners for Each and Every Child in Washington, D.C. During college, she was a nanny for a variety of families in South and Central Florida. She is passionate about social justice and advocating for marginalized communities, especially for children and families. She enjoys powerlifting on the weekends, and painting in her free time!