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Heather Latino

Heather Latino

Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic

About Heather Latino

Heather joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic in January 2023. Her work is centered on enhancing access to affordable, safe, and healthy foods by advocating for innovative measures and policy improvements in nutrition assistance programs, food systems integration, food waste reduction, and food recovery.

Prior to joining FLPC, Heather served as a Deputy Legal Director for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, providing programmatic, legal, strategic, and ethical guidance to Legal Aid’s team of consumer and housing law attorneys who work to preserve safe and affordable housing and protect economically vulnerable consumers’ limited income and assets. Before that, Heather was a supervising attorney in the Housing and Consumer Law Units, where she mentored, coached, and supervised law students and attorneys providing direct legal services to individual clients and community organizations.

Heather is passionate about creating a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable food system and she especially enjoys working in partnership with underserved communities. She earned her Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Food and Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School Law and received her B.A. in political science and her J.D. from the University of Montana, both with honors. Heather is a licensed member of the District of Columbia Bar.

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