Elly Brinkley is the Legal Fellow, U.S. Free Expression Programs at PEN America. Previously, she was an impact litigation intern at Housing Works and the ACLU’s Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology. She was also a member of the Technology Law and Policy Clinic. Brinkley has been an activist and organizer for both domestic and international LGBTQ+ rights. She holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, an A.B. in Philosophy and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality from Harvard College, and an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.