Our staff works tirelessly for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Idahoans. From Virgina to Mexico, our employees come from varied backgrounds to help keep Idaho safe and free.
Lauren Bramwell, Policy Strategist
Lauren Bramwell (she/they) joined the ACLU of Idaho in October of 2020. She graduated from Boise State University in 2014 with a dual degree in Communication and Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law and Political Philosophy. Lauren later obtained her J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law, where she was recognized as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Lauren served as the Founder and Director of the Boise State Prison Debate Initiative, an inside-out modeled classroom designed to increase the educational opportunities available to people who are incarcerated. She also worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations to advance state and local initiatives on racial justice, gender equity, and criminal legal reform.
During law school, Lauren served as President of the Innocence Project NW and was the Chief Articles Editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. She was also a member of the Tribal Public defense clinic, where she represented tribal members in misdemeanor and dependency proceedings in Muckleshoot and Tulalip court rooms. Before joining the ACLU of Idaho team, Lauren practiced public defense in King County, WA.
Ritchie Eppink, Movement Support Lawyer
Ritchie Eppink (any pronouns) is an ACLU lawyer who works to cultivate opportunities within litigation, organizing, and other advocacy projects to advance human rights, civil liberties and fair access to justice to Idaho’s most marginalized communities. He was previously the ACLU of Idaho's Legal Director from 2012 through 2021. Before that he was the Justice Architect for Idaho Legal Aid Services and, before that, a Fullbright Fellow. He graduated from the University of Idaho and the University of Virginia.