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Emily Balan is a Legal Assistant with VLJ. She helps support the Veterans Legal Program, the Children’s Representation Program, and the Consumer Law Program. Emily also supports VLJ’s grant applications, fundraising event planning, donor outreach, as well as other administrative tasks. She manages VLJ’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Before joining the VLJ team, Emily gained extensive communication and research experience with the human rights advocacy nonprofit Human Rights First and the news outlet CNBC, and as an editor for two of her university’s campus newspapers. She graduated from the Honors Program at Seton Hall University with a BS in diplomacy and international relations and a BA in philosophy.