Atlanta Rollergirls are so smart and so strong that there was no way we could introduce them all in only one or even two articles! Read on to see who’s brains are as stacked as their muscles.
LuxFurious (Pictured MVP Blocker Second from Right)
I am an Associate Adjudicator for Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. I review claims for disability in accordance with Social Security Administration (SSA) requirements. This includes requesting and analyzing medical, vocational, and school-related documents.
My favorite workout is spinning.
I’m an attorney, but I work in a fairly niche area, and I’m not your typical lawyer. Specifically, I practice education law with a sub-specialty in charter school law. Instead of a courtroom, you’re far more likely to find me in a classroom! I got into education law from my work with the Public Defender’s office while in law school. I would frequently encounter clients that could not read and struggled to write their own names. I couldn’t fathom how the education system had failed these people so badly, but I believe that all children have a right to a quality education, regardless of their neighborhood or socioeconomic status. So, not to be cliche, I spend my days trying to make a difference. I’m the Associate General Counsel and Petitions Manager for the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC). We are one of two state-level charter school authorizers in the state, essentially meaning we approve (and sometimes deny) schools to operate. Prior to joining the SCSC staff, I served as Attorney and Program Manager for the Georgia Department of Education Charter Schools Division where I provided legal and program support to the Department and State Board of Education (the other state-level authorizer) for more than four years. I love my job because I get to do a little something different each day and the agency I work for is fairly new (we’ve only been around about 3 years) so it’s always exciting. I feel incredibly fortunate to have a job that I’m truly passionate about! And my colleagues are super supportive of roller derby!
My favorite workout is one where I don’t get bored, which happens frequently. I love playing soccer!
I teach high school language arts, but like all teachers, I wear many, many hats. Recently, I earned my specialist degree in Instructional Technology, and I use that training to help my fellow teachers blend technology with the curriculum to promote student engagement and achievement. In this endeavor, I have led professional development sessions at the school and county level.
To keep myself derby-fit, I workout at CrossFit Oconee.