As a staff attorney at ChangeLab Solutions, Derek works on issues related to air quality, healthy housing, tobacco control, healthy eating, and active living.
Prior to joining ChangeLab Solutions, he was a legal fellow at the Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region, where he focused on drug overdose prevention. Derek also worked on Medicaid advocacy issues as a legal intern at the National Health Law Program’s (NHeLP) Carrboro, North Carolina office. In law school, Derek spent multiple terms in the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, providing direct legal services to low-income individuals on housing and employment matters.
Derek received both his BA in public policy and political science and his law degree from the University of North Carolina.