Brenda Tausch Lapora is a lawyer and educator committed to impacting communities on a broad scale and creating social change.  She has a background in assisting nonprofits, and helping low-income individuals with civil legal and veterans matters.  Brenda is currently an  attorney at Wayfind, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free business legal services to nonprofits and microenterprises.

Prior to joining Wayfind, Brenda launched the military Discharge Upgrade Clinic for the Urban Justice Center’s Veteran Advocacy Project in New York City.  She also represented veterans in veterans’ benefits and military discharge upgrade cases.  Additionally, Brenda taught Ethiopian law students at Haramaya University where she lived for six months on a campus frequented by hyenas.

Brenda is on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Globalist.  She earned a J.D. from the University of Washington (UW) School of Law, and a B.A. in cultural anthropology from the UW.  She also received a Fulbright grant to Brazil.