Monisha Cherayil,  Attorney

Monisha Cherayil is the lead attorney with the Public Justice Center’s Education Stability Project. In that role, she advocates to ensure that students who are homeless and in foster care have the opportunity to enroll, stay stable, and succeed in school both through work with individual students and families, and through systemic reform efforts.  Prior to joining  the Education Stability Project, Monisha was the PJC’s 2009-2010 Murnaghan Fellow, and a 2008-2009 clerk with the Honorable Judge Phyllis Thompson on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  She previously worked for the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Boston, and the Harrison Institute for Public Policy.  Monisha graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with honors in 2008 and from Brandeis University with honors and a joint degree in economics and political science in 2004.