By OAAP Staff, April 10, 2023
The OAAP is pleased to announce that Kirsten Blume, JD, MA candidate, has joined the OAAP as an Attorney Counselor Associate!
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Kirsten was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Kirsten is in the process of obtaining her Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University. Prior to joining the OAAP in 2022, Kirsten served those in need of legal service across the globe, including a fellowship in women’s health human rights in Delhi, India, advocating to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva on the issue of homelessness in the U.S., working at a firm in Hawaii, clerking for Clackamas County Circuit Court in Oregon, engaging in Title IX and nondiscrimination investigations in higher education, and directing housing advocacy programs for nonprofits.
In addition to her professional accolades, she is a certified yoga instructor, avid runner and hiker, urban farmer, and parent to a young child.
Kirsten joins Kyra Hazilla, JD, LCSW, Director of the OAAP; Douglas S. Querin, JD, LPC, CADC I, Senior Attorney Counselor; and Bryan R. Welch, JD, CADC I, Attorney Counselor.