Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel, started working for SCELP in September, 2002, after receiving a competitive two year fellowship from Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association of Public Interest Law. Once her fellowship ended, she become a staff attorney at SCELP, a position she held for over eight years until the untimely death of SCELP’s founder, Jimmy Chandler. Amy is a member of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. She holds a Juris Doctor and Master´s in Earth and Environmental Resource Management. She is a Liberty Fellow and also serves as a municipal court judge for the City of Georgetown, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.