Athelia Graham

Galbraith Fellow

Athelia Graham grew up in Orem, UT, the daughter of a BYU Linguistics Professor (dad) and an English Teacher (mom). She attended BYU earning an undergraduate degree in Spanish teaching and playing soccer with the lady Cougars for 5 years. She continued with graduate school at BYU and studied TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  After finishing her masters degree, Athelia moved to Washington, DC and taught English as a second language to elementary students in Alexandria, VA. She loved the East Coast but returned to BYU for law school. She loves being active, hiking in the mountains, playing any kind of sport, playing the piano, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, and cooking delicious food.

Jennifer Springer

Managing Attorney

Jennifer has B.S. in Sociology and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Jennifer began working with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center as law student clinical intern in the University of Utah Innocence Clinic. She continued her work at RMIC after being awarded the Spurgeon Public Interest Fellowship and was a Teaching Assistant for the Innocence Clinic throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.

Jennifer officially joined the staff of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center in 2014. She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. As Managing Attorney she oversees all of RMIC’s cases in investigation and litigation and supervises law students participating in the Innocence Clinic at each of our cooperating schools. Jennifer is licensed to practice law in Utah and Nevada.

Josie Hall

Staff Attorney

Activities and Societies: S.J. Quinney College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award – Criminal Procedure; 2017 S.J. Quinney Negotiation Team; Legal Methods Teaching Assistant; Pro Bono Initiative Fellow; College of Law Ambassador Program; Social Justice Student Initiative; International Law Society; Outlaws. Current Intern at the Legal Defenders Association of Salt Lake City. Past Intern for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association.

Athelia Graham

Athelia Graham

Galbraith Fellow

Athelia Graham grew up in Orem, UT, the daughter of a BYU Linguistics Professor (dad) and an English Teacher (mom). She attended BYU earning an undergraduate degree in Spanish teaching and playing soccer with the lady Cougars for 5 years. She continued with graduate school at BYU and studied TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  After finishing her masters degree, Athelia moved to Washington, DC and taught English as a second language to elementary students in Alexandria, VA. She loved the East Coast but returned to BYU for law school. She loves being active, hiking in the mountains, playing any kind of sport, playing the piano, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, and cooking delicious food.

Jensie Anderson

Legal Director

Professor Anderson received a B.F.A. from the University of Utah in 1985, and a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1993. Before joining the College of Law in 1999, Professor Anderson worked as a litigation associate with Holme, Roberts & Owen (1993-1994), served as staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah (1994-1997), and specialized in the areas of social security law and indigent criminal defense with Cannon, Cleary & Match (1997-1999). Professor Anderson served as president of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center from January 2001 until 2011, and is currently RMIC’s Legal Director. She litigates innocence and wrongful conviction claims throughout Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. She also serves as director of the Innocence Clinic and administrative supervisor of the Criminal Clinic (both prosecutor and defender) at the College of Law. Professor Anderson teaches legal methods, innocence investigation and post-conviction process, criminal process, lawyering skills, and introduction to law.

Blair Hodson

Executive Director

Blair has more than ten years of nonprofit experience in operations and development, and his particular interest in the establishment of mutually beneficial partnerships between the private and nonprofit sectors. He is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their two children. When not working for social justice, Blair can be found menacing lawyers and judges with a squash racquet.