Westra Miller is a Staff Attorney in the Public Benefits Law Unit. Westra represents clients in matters involving a wide range of public benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and various District medical assistance programs before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Westra also represents clients appealing decisions regarding applications for and the receipt of federal disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2011, Westra was the 2010-2011 Westwood Fellow with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C., working on cases in a variety of practice areas.
Westra graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, in history from Princeton University, where she received The Prize in African History. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and was a student attorney at the Institute for Public Representation. While in law school, Westra was selected as a Public Interest Law Scholar.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Executive Articles Editor
A.B., magna cum laude, Princeton University
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