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Andrea Carlson

Andrea CarlsonAndrea Carlson is a senior double majoring in Legal Studies and Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield. She is the Co-Head Delegate of Model Illinois Government and active in the Pre-Law Society, Model United Nations, and Students for Liberty on campus. Andrea became interested in the Illinois Innocence Project after taking the Conviction of the Innocent class taught by Executive Director and Legal Director John Hanlon. This class sparked her interest in wrongful conviction cases and improving the legal system. Andrea hopes to attend law school and become an advocate for individual liberties.