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Rachel Marshall is a Deputy Public Defender at the Alameda County Public Defender's Office in Oakland. Rachel graduated from Brown University and Stanford Law School, where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review, and received numerous awards for her commitment to public interest work. During law school, Rachel was co-president of the Stanford Law Association and was active in numerous public interest groups and legal clinics, including the Stanford Three Strikes Project and the Stanford Community Law Clinic.

Rachel clerked for U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter on the Central District of California. She was the 2011 recipient of the Stanford Criminal Defense Fellowship, during which she worked at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. Before law school, Rachel spent three years teaching high school in the Bronx, New York.

Rachel frequently writes and speaks on criminal justice topics, and her pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Vox, and the San Francisco Chronicle.